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“Dan and I met John when our daughter Danielle got engaged to his son John. He was a very special and funny man and fit right in with our crazy...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Dan and Becky Zeltner - Lagrange, OH

“John had a great sense of humor and was a good person. He will me missed. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Ketchum - Canal Fulton, OH

“My brother, my friend, I will miss you. I thank you for long conversation on any old topic. You always had time to talk and share. One of my fond...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Donna Ketchum - Holiday, FL

“So sorry to hear about John's passing he was a kind and generous man and always kept a smile on his face ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: JANET HILKER - RAVENNA, OH

“My Mother-in-Law, Nancy Yerger, lives in the same complex as John did. Whenever I visited, he always made me smile (mostly laugh). He was a very...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Colleen Yerger - KENT, OH

“I'm lighting a candle to guide you into your next life. Our friendship was too short. You'll be missed daily. Until we meet again. Prayers & Love...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy Svoboda - KENT, OH - Friend

“I will miss you - I do misss you ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Jodi Ketchum - Cuyahoga Falls, OH

“We'll miss you big man ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Nick Hiers ii - Cuy. Falls, OH

“John and Danielle I am so very sorry for your loss....my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family... ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Patti Brubaker - Oberlin, OH

“We are going to miss you Dad. We will miss your super sense of humor, your love of betting on the ponies and your unwavering love of bacon! You were...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jodi Ketchum - Cuyahoga, OH


John Charles Ketchum, 62, of Kent, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at his home.

He was born November 15, 1955 in Akron, to Roy and Ruth (Reeder) Ketchum. He was an active person and loved to socialize with his friends and neighbors. John loved Harley-Davidson motorcycles, fast and classic cars and horse racing. He enjoyed spending time with his family especially the grandkids.

He is survived by son, John (Danielle) Ketchum II of LaGrange; daughters, Jodi Ketchum and Melissa Hilker both of Cuyahoga Falls; grandchildren, Nicolas Hiers II, Cameron Commisso, Ava Ketchum and Liam Ketchum; brother, Roy Ketchum II of Ohio; sisters, Donna Ketchum of Florida and Kay White of Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Ruth Ketchum; and brother, James Ketchum.

Calling hours will be held 2-4 PM Saturday, June 16 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent followed by a gathering from 5-7 PM at Maple Brook at Golden Pond, 5231 Sunnybrook Road, Kent.