Kathy Ketcham

March 16, 2019
Kathy Ketcham

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Kathleen “Kathy” M. Ketcham, 61, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at her home in Trinity, Florida. She was born on July 27, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland. Daughter of Charles “Bob” Ketcham and Margaret “Marge” Wielepski. She graduated from Archbishop Keough High School, and maintained a close relationship with her Class of 1975 sisters.

Kathy moved to Florida in 2003 to be closer to family. Following in her father’s footsteps, she was passionate about her career in municipal waste water business and pump sales. Kathy didn’t conform to standards, and was a strong hitter. Following complications from surgery last fall, her colleagues signed a baseball bat to inspire her during recovery. She was a real slugger!

Kathy was full of life; she loved traveling the world and experiencing other cultures, cycling, and her pets. More than anything, she loved spending time as “Mimi” with Grant, her grandson. She was a newlywed, having recently gotten married to John in September 2018. Kathy had a huge heart and would give anything she had to help her loved ones.

She is survived by her husband, John Kramer; children Ryan Young, Autumn (Young) Ward, and Sabrina Holcomb; son-in-law Chris Ward; grandson, Grant Ward; and John’s three sons David, Tim, and Jeff, their spouses, and grandchildren Alex, Olivia, Johnathan, and Stephanie.

A Celebration of Life will take place at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home on March 30th at 10 a.m. We would like everyone to leave their black attire at home and wear something with flowers, which she loved, or something colorful to honor her wishes of a celebration and not a mourning. Everyone is welcome to deliver a brief eulogy; we would love to hear your happy memories and funny stories.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathy’s name to Freedom Service Dogs of America (https://freedomservicedogs.org/).

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home

5228 Trouble Creek Road

New Port Richey, FL 34652


Saturday, March 30, 2019
10:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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  • March 22, 2019
    Nancy L Davis says:
    Hugs and Prayers to Kathy's family. I met Kathy about 4 years ago at a SCCA race event. I liked her from the start! She was a pleasure to know. My sympathy to her new spouse and family...….

  • March 22, 2019
    Brenda kawiecki Larsen says:
    Prayers for a beautiful person. We will always remember you smiling! Kougars Forever, Keough 75

  • March 23, 2019
    Anna Adamiak says:
    My deepest sympathy to John and Kathy's families.

  • March 23, 2019
    Laura Williams Rigney says:
    I’ve known Kathy since 7th grade at St Paul’s. We reconnected junior year at Keough, and reconnected again on FB. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing about Kathy’s love of gardening, biking, traveling, her precious grandson, Grant and her marriage to John. I was so sad to hear of her passing and pray God gives her family and friends strength and support during this most difficult time. Rest In Peace, Kathy.

  • March 24, 2019
    Helen Bezold Hufford says:
    I have fond memories of Kathy from our days together at Archbishop Keough, and we were in touch through Facebook. My deepest sympathies to John and Kathy’s family. Kathy’s warmth and kindness will always be remembered.

  • March 24, 2019
    Susan Moretto says:
    I will miss her so much. Such a bright personality!

  • March 27, 2019
    Allison Simon says:
    My thoughts and prayers go out to Kathleen's loved ones, may you find comfort in knowing that she is safe in Almighty God's memory. Acts 24: 15