36 year old, Neal D. Ketchum Jr., of Wheatfield, passed away October 27, 2018 at Franciscan Health, Crown Point.
On January 2, 1982, at Valparaiso, Indiana, Neal was born to Neal Ketchum Sr., and Michaeleen (Brown) Wireman. Neal attended Kankakee Valley Schools, and married the love of his life, Tara Walstra on September 16, 2006, in Valparaiso, Indiana. Neal loved being a Cement Mason for Local #692. Neal loved to fish.
Neal is survived by his wife: Tara, children: Wyatt Michael Ketchum, and Kali Lou Ketchum, parents: Neal Ketchum Sr. & Michaeleen Wireman, siblings: Heather (Phillip) Kubacki, Angela L. Ketchum, Andrea TL Ketchum (Jesse Castillo) and Sarah A. Ketchum,
Tara’s parents: Michael & Cherrie Walstra, sister-in-laws: Amber Walstra (Tim Banks), Rachel (Dustin) Wireman, and numerous nieces and nephews: Wiley, Lillie, Lukas, Deona, Desa, ShelbyAnn, Kiara, Mikah, HaiLeigh, Brystal, and Kash.
Neal was preceded in death by daughter: Elise Marie Davis.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 2, 2018, at The Gathering Place, 131 N Main St., Hebron, Indiana.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Ketchum Family Benefit Fund at Centier Bank.
Boersma Funeral Home, 90 E. Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana has been entrusted with these arrangements.