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Information for Kenneth Fredrick Ketchum

29 October, 1902 - 3 October, 1987

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1987
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Kenneth Ketchum

    Graveside services for Kenneth Fredrick Ketchum, 84, of Caldwell, who died Saturday, Oct. 3, at the Caldwell hospital of natural causes, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    The Rev. Raymond A. Thompson of the United Methodist Church, Caldwell, will officiate under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mr. Ketchum was born Oct. 20, 1902, at Onawa, Iowa, to Charles F. and Alice M. Ketchum.  He came with his family to Council as a young boy and later returned to Iowa where he was reared and educated in Whiting, Iowa.  He worked in road construction in Oklahoma and later ranched and owned a garage in Oklahoma.
    He married Rita King Oct. 19, 1953, at Okmulgee, Okla.
    He came to Caldwell and worked for the J.R. Simplot Company until his retirement in 1967. He had worked at various farm related jobs in the Caldwell areas since that time.  
    He is survived by his wife of Caldwell; a daughter, Cathi (Mrs. Steve) Benoit of Caldwell; a son, Cecil F. Ketchum of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Anna Myers of Whiting and Lenna Brewer of Boise; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
    Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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