Ralph K. “Kenny” Keteri

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  • Name: Ralph K. "Kenny" Keteri
  • Location of Birth: Beacon Hill, Michigan
  • Date of Birth: October 16, 1931
  • Date of Death: October 20, 1995 (64 years old)
  • Parents: Isaac Keteri and Helia (Johnson) Keteri
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Military Highlights:
    Served in the United States Army from 1952-1954.

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    Korean Conflict

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  • Civilian Life:
    Ralph married Gloria Klein on March 27, 1954, at Barrington, Illinois. They lived in Barrington until 1966 and in Ontonagon, Michigan from 1966 until 1973, when they moved to Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

    He worked for Inter-City Gas from 1973-1979 and for Northwest LP Gas (formerly Gasco) from 1979 until he retired on March 1, 1995.

    Ralph was an Eagle Scout leader in Barrington and a past post commander of the Barrington Veteran of Foreign Wars.

    Preceded in death by two infant children, Victoria and Eric; his parents, Isaac and Helia (Johnson) Keteri; a sister, Hazel Walters; an infant brother and an infant sister; he is survived by his wife, Gloria; two sons, Kim and Thomas; two daughters, Crystal Keteri and Carol Parsons; six sisters, Bernice Orloski, Faye Pahlke, Sharon Schirmer, Judy Pennanen, Edith Maki, and Ethel Newhouse; two brothers, Laurance and George; and six grandchildren.

    Buried in Harris Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot

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