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Philip L. Ketch
21 October 1940 - 09 June 2017
Funeral Date: 13 June 2017
Woodland-Philip L. Ketch, 76 went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday June 9, 2017 at Caribou, following a heroic battle with cancer. Mr. Ketch owned and operated Phil’s Auto Repair in Woodland from 1977 until his retirement in 2008. Phil faithfully attended the First Baptist Church of Woodland for many years and was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Phil leaves behind his loving wife of over 59 years, Gloria (Brown) Ketch of Woodland. In addition he is survived by his children; Belinda McLaughlin and husband Charlie of Woodland, Cheri Rose and husband David of Caribou, Philip Ketch Jr. and wife Lorna of Pensacola, FL., Juanita Pelletier and husband Paul of Woodland, Rob Ketch of Kenduskeag and Sheldon Ketch and his significant other Lora Neilander of Woodland. Two brothers, Richard Ketch of Stockholm and Ward Ketch of Pennsylvania, Two sisters, Juanita Knowlton of Caribou and Myrtle Post of Iowa. Nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Ketch was predeceased by an infant son Paul, a granddaughter, Amy Ketch-Leitch, a great grandson, Grayson Wentworth, his mother Hope, his father Herbert, a sister Louise Judd and a brother Dale. Friends may call at the First Baptist Church of Woodland Tuesday June 13. 2017 from 12:00 noon until time of services which will be held at 1:00pm with Rev. Ron Rosser, officiating. Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery. Following the services, all are invited to a time of continued fellowship and refreshments in the church dining hall. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Ketch may do so through the First Baptist Church of Woodland Memorial fund.

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  • Kathy Doak Mercer
  • 09 June 2017
Belinda and Family , We are so sorry for your loss of this wonderful man. Gloria we send you much Love and Prayers, Trust in God to help you through this difficult time.
  • Mike and Kathy Ouellette
  • 09 June 2017
Dearest Ketch Family,
So very sorry to hear about Phil.
Always a kind and gracious gentleman. Hold on to your memories and the faith that you will be together again. God bless you all.
Sincerely,
Mike and Kathy
❤️
  • David and Elaine Donovan
  • 09 June 2017
I worked with Phil in the early 70's. Never was there a more positive, great guy to work with or be around. Our hearts and prayers go out to Gloria and his family. Dave and Elaine Donovan.
  • Rocky and Judy Carson
  • 10 June 2017
Gloria, and family we are very sorry for your and our loss. Philip has always been a wonderful cousin to me. He and Gloria were always a favorite stop on my bike ride in the summertime on the crossroad. Love you all!
  • Alton and Brenda Ketch
  • 10 June 2017
Dear Gloria and family, Alton and I are so sorry and saddened to hear about Phil's passing. We always considered Phil to be a good friend and thought he was one of the kindest and nicest people that we knew. Alton liked Phil so much, like a brother, and always appreciated and respected his expert advise when he had vehicle issues. We want you and your family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, and offer our deepest sympathy during this difficult time.
  • Dan and Kathy Washington
  • 10 June 2017
Cheri Rose and Family,
We are saddened to learn of the loss of your Father. The legacy of instilling his love of God into his children will live on forever. May you find comfort in warm, loving memories.
With love,
  • Debbie & Kendall Sutherland
  • 10 June 2017
Gloria, Belinda and the entire Ketch Family, we are so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
  • Teresa Short
  • 12 June 2017
So sorry to hear about Uncle Phil. He will be greatly missed. Always smiling and laughing.

I loved it when Daddy and his brothers got together joking with each other.

May God bless and comfort the family.

You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Teresa (Ketch) Short & family
  • James
  • 19 June 2017
I would like to send my condolences to the family of Philip L. Ketch. May you find comfort in knowing that soon there will be no more death. This promise is found at revelation 21:4. With sympathy, James.
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