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Stephen Ketter

April 22, 1947 — June 14, 2018

Stephen Lowell Ketter, 71, of Sciotoville, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018, in the Southern Ohio Medical Center emergency room.  Born on April 22, 1947, he was a son of the late Aldred Lowell and Mary Jo Ketter and retired from the City of Portsmouth as a 911 dispatcher.

Steve graduated in 1966 from East High School and was immediately drafted by the Cincinnati Reds single A team in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

He was a proud Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, having served on a PBR (Patrol Boat River) from 1968-1972 and the U.S.S. Douglas H. Fox battleship.

Also preceding him in death was his wife, Sherry Flinders Ketter.

Surviving are a daughter, Aimee (Chad) Welch of Wheelersburg, twin sons, Matthew (Rebecca) Ketter of Wheelersburg and Jeremy (Megan) Ketter of Portsmouth; and seven grandchildren, Gavin and Gabe Welch, Aubrie, Avery and Benton Ketter and twins Jonah and Grady Ketter.

A service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19th, at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE with Pastor Brett McGraw officiating.  Military honors will be held immediately following the service.

A gathering will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.  Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sciotoville Post V.F.W. #3638.

The flags on the avenue will be flying in honor our brave Navy veteran Steve Ketter.

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