Mr. Richard Carl Kettner III, 88, of Gaylord, MI, passed away May 16, 2020, of cancer.  Richard was born in Detroit, MI, on June 20, 1931, son of the late Richard, Jr. and Frances (Gerard) Kettner from Detroit and Bay City, respectively.

Richard enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Korea.  After his honorable discharge in 1959, he began his career as a data processor at Chrysler Corporation in Detroit, MI.

Richard married Phyllis Vick, October 18, 1969, and later retired to Gaylord, MI, where they enjoyed making wonderful memories entertaining and socializing with family and many friends.

Phyllis preceded him in death on August 3, 2011.

Richard is survived by his sister-in-law, Lorraine Pudrith; cousins, Mike Kettner, Harold Kettner, Terry Hendricks, Susan Yaney, and Perry L. Maniasi; 11 nieces and nephews; 23 great and 24 great-great nieces & nephews.

The family will host a memorial service posted on YouTube, “Memorial Service for Richard C. Kettner III,” on July 15, 2020.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.