A memorial celebration will be held at a later date for Richard Levi Ketelaar II, born Jan. 12, 1950, in Bedford, Ind. and went to heaven Feb. 20, 2014, in Bossier City.
Richard served his country in the United States Marine Corps from 1967 until 1987 and retired as Master Sergeant. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Minden and proudly supported and rode with the Northwest Louisiana Patriot Guard Riders.
His father, Richard Levi Ketelaar preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife, Mona L. Ketelaar of Minden; stepson, Steven R. Lingenfelter and wife, Melissa of Minden; grandchildren, Alora and Elijah of Minden; mother, Dorothy J. Ketelaar of Kalamazoo, Mich.; sisters, Linda Ketelaar of Greenville S.C. and Catherine Ketelaar-McElbany and husband, Dave of Houston, Texas; brothers, Daniel Ketelaar of Ann Arbor, Mich. and James Ketelaar of Chicago, Ill.; and numerous aunts and cousins in Pennsylvania.
He is also survived by his two best friends and brothers in Christ, Steve Crow of Blanchard and Sam Hall of Minden and his niece, Heather Gott.
Heartfelt thanks are extended to the third floor staff of Willis Knighton Bossier, Dr. San Pedro and his assistant Laura Mahaffey and Dr. Lambert.
Memorial donations can be made to Northwest Louisiana Patriot Guard Riders, CMA (Christian Motorcycle Association), Son Seekers in Minden, or the organization of the donor's choice.