Harold Grant Kettner



Harold Grant Kettner, aged 77 of Lowell, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.  He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth and their three children, Mark Scott (Bonnie) of Lowell, Brenden John (Phi Yen) of Atlantic, VA, and Sarah Elizabeth Lutz (Ron VanderWerff) of Muir; his brother, Michael Kettner (Diane) of Grand Rapids.  Harold was the grandfather of nine children.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Greta Kettner of Lowell.  Harold met Beth while studying at Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids.  He attended Kodak to earn a journeyman degree in color and black and white photography.  He was a member of the Graphic Arts International Union and served many years as a Steward while employed at Michigan Lithographic in Grand Rapids.  In retirement he worked at the Ford airport driving the shuttle bus and attending the parking facility.  He loved cars. In his youth he was known to do a bit of racing, earning two trophies.  A fond memory was when at five years of age, rode on the Ford Proving Grounds sitting on his father’s knee while living in Detroit.  Harold had a 1956 Buick Special and attended the 100th anniversary of the Buick line in Flint.  He also attended many car shows.  He enjoyed traveling in the states as well as Scotland, Netherlands, and Vietnam.  The most memorable time was when he climbed an Mayan pyramid and then had to climb down.  His greatest love was his family.  Harold was an excellent father and role model, deeply loved by his children and grandchildren.  He loved his community and spent many years on the Lowell YMCA board.  Harold also served on the vestry of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ionia.  A Celebration of Harold’s life will be scheduled at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Rd., SW, Lilburn, GA  30047  https:/www.dementiasociety.org/association/foundation.

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3 Responses

  1. I have many fond memories of uncle Harold. He was a gentle soul and such a loving father. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. An accomplished man, but most of all a loving man whose signature was his gentle smile. He will be missed.

  3. He was the best grandfather I could have ever asked for. Always there to listen and give great advice. I will miss him everyday. I love you grandpa. ♥️

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