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“Pat, we will always remember the great support that Dick and you provided for the Pekin High wrestling program. Dick was a great announcer and a...Read More ยป
1 of 6 | Posted by: Jack & Elaine Stoudt - Pekin, IL

“Pat and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories help ease your loss. Christie Bock Webb ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Christie Bock Webb - Pekin, IL

“Pat so sorry for your loss .Prayers are with you & all the family .V ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Richard& Pat Mitchell - Dunnellon, FL

“Pat, my thoughts and condolences go out to you and the family. Dick will be missed. Bill Palm ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Bill Palm - Washington, illinois

“Pat,may God bless you and give you His peace. Your old bridge club friend, Ricky Kingdon ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Ricky Kingdon - Pekin, IL

“Pat, my deepest sympathy to you & your family. Please know you are in my thoughts & prayers. Love Betty ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Betty Cantrell


Richard E. Kettell age 71 of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Pekin, Illinois, passed away on February 21, 2013 at his home in the presence of his family.
Richard was born in Peoria, Illinois on February 12, 1942, the son of Rosco Edward and Virginia (McMullen)Kettell. He married Patricia Kennemer on October 2, 1965. She survives. He is also survived by his daughters Kirsten (Mike) Largent of East Peoria, IL and Leeann (Bill) Stermer of Pontoon Beach, IL, his four grandsons Michael and Cody Largent and Blake and Jordan Stermer as well as his twin brother Ken (Sharon) Kettell of Springfield, IL and several nieces and nephews.
Richard graduated from Pekin High School in 1961 then entered the Air Force where he served in Viet Nam. He worked 30 years for Caterpillar Tractor Co. at the Tech Center in Mosseville, IL retiring in 1996. He later moved to Ocala, Florida where he pursued his passion of golf.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Marion County,Ocala, FL; Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fl; or Shands Cancer Hospital, Gainesville, FL.