Carol Jean Ketcham

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died July 5, 2020

Carol Jean Ketcham, age 63, of Escanaba passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the St. Mary Medical Center in Green Bay.

Carol was born August 17, 1956 in Escanaba, the daughter of Edward and Violet (Trenton) Ketcham. Carol enjoyed being around family and friends, working at Lakestate Industries, swimming at the YMCA, bowling and going to the mall and the movies.

Carol is survived by her siblings, Edward (Dorothy) Ketcham of Plymouth, IN, Robert (Rose) Ketcham of Sauk Village, IL, Jerry (Vivian) Ketcham of Gladstone, Dennis Ketcham of Gladstone, Mike (Laurie) Ketcham, Tim (Kathy) Ketcham of Tomahawk, WI, Wanda (Charles) DeMenter of Naubinway, MI, Patricia Couillard of Cornell and Susan (Robert) Kohnert of Birnamwood, WI; sister-in-law, Patsy Ketcham of Escanaba and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Charles, James, Ronald, Rodney and Daniel.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 13 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 5:00 PM with Fr. Jamie Ziminski officiating. Carol will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Carol’s name may be directed to a charity for Special Needs and Mental Disabilities.

4 Tributes for “Carol Jean Ketcham

    I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Ketcham family on the passing of Carol .I know she will be missed She now rest in the arms of our lord jesus christ

    Carol Ketcham being handicapped as she was did have a good life she had 24 hour care provided by Adult Learning services also Pathways and several others during her life , also Lakestate Industries where she did attend for a period of time . She was such a girley girl loved getting dressed up , makeup , fancy jewelry , perfumes and don”t forget her purses and the finger nail polish . Carol was always excited to go to dances even though her walking was a challenge and she had no hearing or speaking loved being included in the fun, she smiles were so her and she would extend her hand shake or hug , missed yes she will be missed .

    Dear Jerry, Vivian, and the Ketcham Family,
    Carol was one of my favorites. Working with her for a long time. Many fond memories..
    She live a good life, and could be lively at times. Lots of smiles from her. May she rest in peace and her memories bring the whole family happiness…

    Ann Streichert

    In the 3 years I worked with/ for Carol at ALS, her and I became very close. With her being nonverbal, deaf and completely blind in one eye, I was able to find a way to know exactly what she wanted every single time. She loved getting out in the community, loved to help in the kitchen, loved to color, play dress up and more. She had a contagious laugh and a smile that could light up a room. She will always be remembered and missed by many. I’m very thankful to have known her in the time I did.

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