BLOOMINGTON – Gene Curtis Kettering, 78, of Bloomington, Ill., Died at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center, Normal IL. His visit will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2021, at the Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL.
A private funeral service will be held at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. Reverend Steve Evans will officiate. Military rites will be granted by the Bloomington – Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Private interment will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, IL. Instead of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Gene was born on October 31, 1942 in Canton, OH, son of Owen and Grace Burandt Kettering.
To survive is his wife, Linda, Bloomington, IL; two sons: Dr. Todd Owen (Danielle) Kettering, Bloomington, IL, and Gregory Gene (fiancÃ© An Nguyen) Kettering, Seattle, WA; four grandchildren: Leah Murphy, Belleville, OH, Owen, Emily, AJ Kettering, Bloomington, IL; one great-granddaughter, Victoria Smith, Belleville, OH; brother, Dale Kettering, Canton, OH; and her niece, Diane (Howard) Johnson, Massillon, OH.
Gene is predeceased by his parents.
Gene graduated from Jackson High School in Massillon, OH. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War in Saigon in the military police.
Gene was a Journeyman Electrician for 30 years with IBEW Local 540 in Canton, OH. He was a friend of Bill Wilson. Gene was a master handyman and loved spending time with his sons and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.
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