Obituary for Clyde E. "Mike" Ketchum

Clyde E. "Mike" Ketchum

Birth Date: Aug. 4th, 1933
Date Passed: Dec. 17th, 2018


Clyde Edward “Mike” Ketchum age 85, of Ravenna, MI died Monday, December 17, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Clyde was born on August 4, 1933 in Grand Rapids, MI to the late Clifford L. and Blanche E. (House) Ketchum Sr. He married Joyce A. (Booth) Ketchum on October 7, 1955 in Hancock, Maryland. He served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years until his retirement on April 1, 1975. Clyde is survived by his wife of 63 years: Joyce A. Ketchum of Ravenna, 2 Daughters: Diane E. Ketchum of Bonaire, Georgia and Marianne L. (Jim) Kass of Ravenna. 5 Grandchildren: Daniel (Laura) Kass, Erin (Matt) Olds, Amy (Matt) Tuffelmire, Sara (Kent) Reyburn and Dana Kass (fiance) Zach Fields. 7 Great Grandchildren: Lilly and James Kass, Mallory, Morgan and Emery Olds, Alaina Tuffelmire and Leia Reyburn. Sister In-law: Linda Ketchum of Ravenna. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Brothers: Clifford Jr. and Carl Sr. Funeral Services will be conducted on Friday, December 21, 2018 at 11:00am at the Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church at 4610 Belding Road Rockford, MI 49341 with Pastor Timothy Gauger officiating. Burial will be in Ravenna Township Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 6:00 to 8:00pm to greet friends. Memorials may be directed to: Christ Our Savior Lutheran TT & F Building Fund or Harbor Hospice, 1050 W. Western Suite 400 Muskegon MI 49441. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511.


2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm on
Dec. 20th, 2018 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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11:00am on Dec. 21st, 2015 at Christ our Savior Lutheran Church
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10:00am on Dec. 22nd, 2018 at
Ravenna Township Cemetery
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