In memory of

   Dwight Ketteman



Dwight "Red" Ketteman of Portage, formerly of Wyoming, passed away Sunday evening, March 22, 2009 at Alterra Wynwood of Portage. He was born August 23, 1932 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Max and Gladys (Theis) Ketteman. Dwight was employed by Grand Rapids Public Schools until his retirement. He was an avid sports fan and loved watching his grandchildren's sporting events. His family, especially his grandchildren, were very special to him, and a very important part of his life. He was married to the former Billie Stressman for over 30 years until her passing in 1996. Also preceding him in death are his father, Max Ketteman; and his mother and step-father, Gladys and William Sr. Eberlin. Surviving are three children, Marcia (Bob) Patrick of California, Kim Hemmes of Colorado, and Bob (Nancy) Ketteman of Portage; one daughter-in-law, Sue Hemmes of Wyoming, MI; eight grandchildren, Bryan Patrick, Kris, Kelly, and Kyle Hemmes, and Drew, Katie, Christine, and Michael Ketteman; and one step-brother, William Eberlin Jr. of Detroit. The family would like to express a special thank you to all the staff and administration of Alterra for all their kindness and support during his stay. Funeral services for Mr. Ketteman will be at 4 p.m. on Thursday.  Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Private entombment will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Grand Rapids. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be directed to American Heart Association or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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