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Marion “Sam” Ketchem, loved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed peacefully on April 4, 2019.

Sam was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, and had a long and enjoyed career at GM.

Sam spent his life putting his family first, and will be greatly missed. Sam was preceded in death by his son, William “Bill” Ketchem. He will be fondly remembered, by his wife of 63 years, Doreen (Cooper) Ketchem; his daughters Tracy and Kelly Ketchem; his granddaughters Samantha Brasseur, Tara (Caitlin) Ketchem, Cortney (Keith) Schuelke, and Rebecca Brauer; and his great-grandchildren Mason Ketchem, Greyson Schuelke, and Isabelle Brauer.

The family will be holding a celebration of life from 5-7 on Thursday, April the 11th at the American Legion: 2327 Byron Center Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49519.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Sam’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit: www.MichiganCremation.com

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.

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