Christine Marie Ketchum

Sunday December 27, 2020

Christine M. Ketchum (nee Gozdecki) age 65, passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020.  She is survived by her loving children: Amy and Donnie Ketchum; sister: Peggy (Rich) Kobe; niece, Allison and nephew, Eric; sister: Patty (Mark) Smith; and beloved furbaby, Remy; as well as many dear friends.  Preceded in death by her devoted husband, Donald: and parents Edward and Rae Jean.

Christine was a life-long resident of the region, ultimately making her home in Valparaiso.  She graduated from Bishop Noll, and then continued on to earn her Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and her Master’s degree from Purdue Cal – and remained a true Boilermaker for all of her days.

Christine worked in finance and accounting at ArcelorMittal for nearly 40 years.  She loved her work nearly as much as she loved to travel.  She will always be known for her positivity and her loving, kind smile and she often gave back to her community, participating in blood drives whenever able.  She enjoyed spending time at St. Agnes Day Services Center, and will be missed by many friends and caregivers there.  Above all else, she loved her family, and never missed an opportunity to support her husband and children in whatever they were involved in. She will be truly missed.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 31, 2020 with visitation from 8:30 AM until time of service at 11:45 AM Calumet Park Funeral Chapel, 7535 Taft Street, Merrillville.  Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Masks are required at all services.

Donations may be made in Christine’s name to St. Agnes Day Services Center, 1859 Harrison Blvd, Valparaiso, In 46385.

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Visitation

Thursday December 31, 2020
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128

Service

Thursday December 31, 2020
11:45 AM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft St., Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128