Lonny Ketner

January 3, 1943 ~ February 23, 2022 (age 79)


Lonny E. Ketner, 79, of Belding, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids.  Lonny was born January 3, 1943, in Ionia, the son of Norman and Elaine (Ferris) Ketner.  He attended Jefferson Elementary School in Ionia, and later graduated from Ionia High School with the Class of 1961.  After graduation, he attended Lamar Barber College in Highland Park.  Lonny was a journeyman (Master barber).  He attended Montcalm Community College and was a certified auto mechanic.  He was a past master councilor, Order of DeMolay (Junior Masonic Organization) and a life member of the Ionia-Belding Lodge #355.  He was a partner and owner of K&R Sales and Service for twenty-nine years.  Lonny also worked for AutoZone in Greenville for nine years.  He was also very active in the Boy Scouts, starting when he was eight years old.  He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout, reaching the rank of Eagle Scout with two palm badges.  He was a Cub Scout leader, Boy Scout leader, and served four years as a camp counselor. 

Lonny is loved and survived by his longtime loving partner Sue Mason, of Belding, and his children, Barton Ketner, of Greenville, Breton Ketner, of Lowell,  Heather (Lee) Miller, of Greenwich, Ohio, Adam (Michelle) Ketner, of Grand Rapids, Ashley (Casey) McNamara, of Cedar Springs, Sara (AJ) Johnson, of Belding, and Angie (Dustin) Maranda, of Grandville, his grandchildren, Stephanie, Thomas, Tony, Shannan, Molly, Britany, Zorianna, Mackenzie, Emma, Logan, and Lyanna, his great granddaughter, Hailey.  Also survived by many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Lin Ketner.

A time of visitation with his family will be Thursday, March 3, 2022, from 6-8 pm, at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding.  A Celebration of Life Luncheon will be Saturday, March 5, 2022, from noon – 4 pm, at the American Legion, at 121 S Broas St, Belding.  Memorials may be given to the Boy Scouts of America, or the Ionia-Belding Masonic Lodge. 

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March 3, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home
203 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, MI 48809

Celebration of Life Dinner
March 5, 2022

12:00 PM
American Legion Belding
121 S. Broas Street
Belding, Michigan 48809

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