James E. Kettner, age 91, of Holland, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, and went to his Heavenly Home. He was a veteran who served in the Marines during the Korean War. James drove for Greyhound and Cardinal Bus Lines and achieved many awards for safety, including having a bus named in his honor. He was also involved for many years in Pinery Park Little League. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 68 years, Arlene; children, Ron and Kathy Kettner, Judy and Dan Fitzgerald, Rev. Mike and Alice Kettner, and Tom Kettner; his 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren who affectionately called him “Bubba”; and sister-in-law, Linda Kearns. A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Monday, September 12, 2022, at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW with Pastor Ryan Winningham officiating. Burial Fort Custer National Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Sunday from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Holland or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Michigan Chapter).
- David M Luyk
- Barbara J Traxinger