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Ralph (Jack) Ketron

May 10, 1928 – April 4, 2021


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Ralph (Jack) Ketron, 92, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully at his residence on April 4, 2021.  He was born on May 10, 1928 in Middletown, Ohio to Arch and Mary (Stowe) Ketron.

Ralph was a proud Navy veteran. After a 30-year military career in the US Navy, he worked for Empire Machinery Co. for 25 years until his retirement. Ralph enjoyed riding his bike, walking, caring for his yard, and spending time with his beloved wife, Betty, until her passing in 2016.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Mary; wife, Betty; bonus son, Walter J. Vilish; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his bonus daughter, Linda Ammell; bonus daughter-in-law, Anna Marie Vilish; seven bonus grandchildren; fifteen bonus great grandchildren; and two bonus great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona on April 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Donations in Ralph’s honor can be made to Hospice of the Valley or The American Legion.

 

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5 responses to “Ralph (Jack) Ketron”

  1. Judith Sixt says:

    Wishing the family my deepest sympathy in the passing of Uncle Ralph. It has been awhile since we last saw each other, but he will be fondly remembered for his excursions around the world and his congeniality. May he rest in peace.

  2. Ronald L Ketron says:

    I would like to make a correction,my oldest brother was born in Camden Ohio on the farm as was I.We move to Middletown Ohio when world war 2 began and
    my father went to work at a aircraft factory across the street. DAD was able to walk across the street to work every day.

  3. Ronald L Ketron says:

    My condolences to his family ! I`m sorry we have never met and God bless
    all of you!

  4. Margot (Anastasia) Ketron says:

    I is with sadness that I heard from my cousin Judy of the passing of our Uncle Ralph. I don’t remember meeting him, but my heart goes out to the surviving family, my cousins and other relatives, and I send my condolences.

  5. Susan (Sixt) Campbell says:

    I want to give my sincere condolences to Ralph’s Bonus family. My Mother Ruby Sixt was Ralphs older sister (2nd born) along with Laura Beatrice Duckwall (1st born), and Audrey Leber (3rd born). He also had brothers Von, Ronald, Boyd Wayne, and Glen. Mother spoke of Ralph quite often, being proud of his Navy Career. My parents would try to visit whenever they could.
    Everyone who knew Ralph, always spoke of him as a kind and loving man.
    We will surely miss him.

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Ralph (Jack) Ketron

May 10, 1928 – April 4, 2021


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Ralph (Jack) Ketron, 92, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away peacefully at his residence on April 4, 2021.  He was born on May 10, 1928 in Middletown, Ohio to Arch and Mary (Stowe) Ketron.

Ralph was a proud Navy veteran. After a 30-year military career in the US Navy, he worked for Empire Machinery Co. for 25 years until his retirement. Ralph enjoyed riding his bike, walking, caring for his yard, and spending time with his beloved wife, Betty, until her passing in 2016.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Arch and Mary; wife, Betty; bonus son, Walter J. Vilish; and several brothers and sisters.

Surviving are his bonus daughter, Linda Ammell; bonus daughter-in-law, Anna Marie Vilish; seven bonus grandchildren; fifteen bonus great grandchildren; and two bonus great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Mountain View Funeral Home and Cemetery in Mesa, Arizona on April 9, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Donations in Ralph’s honor can be made to Hospice of the Valley or The American Legion.

 

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5 responses to “Ralph (Jack) Ketron”

  1. Judith Sixt says:

    Wishing the family my deepest sympathy in the passing of Uncle Ralph. It has been awhile since we last saw each other, but he will be fondly remembered for his excursions around the world and his congeniality. May he rest in peace.

  2. Ronald L Ketron says:

    I would like to make a correction,my oldest brother was born in Camden Ohio on the farm as was I.We move to Middletown Ohio when world war 2 began and
    my father went to work at a aircraft factory across the street. DAD was able to walk across the street to work every day.

  3. Ronald L Ketron says:

    My condolences to his family ! I`m sorry we have never met and God bless
    all of you!

  4. Margot (Anastasia) Ketron says:

    I is with sadness that I heard from my cousin Judy of the passing of our Uncle Ralph. I don’t remember meeting him, but my heart goes out to the surviving family, my cousins and other relatives, and I send my condolences.

  5. Susan (Sixt) Campbell says:

    I want to give my sincere condolences to Ralph’s Bonus family. My Mother Ruby Sixt was Ralphs older sister (2nd born) along with Laura Beatrice Duckwall (1st born), and Audrey Leber (3rd born). He also had brothers Von, Ronald, Boyd Wayne, and Glen. Mother spoke of Ralph quite often, being proud of his Navy Career. My parents would try to visit whenever they could.
    Everyone who knew Ralph, always spoke of him as a kind and loving man.
    We will surely miss him.

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