Harry E. Ketner, Jr., 83, of Howland, entered into eternal rest Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Lake Vista in Cortland. He was born May 20, 1936 in Monroe Twp., Clarion County, Pa., the son of Harry E., Sr. and Mary Helen (Coleman) Ketner, and had lived in Howland since 1964.
Harry graduated from Clarion High School, where he was Pennsylvania Football Lineman of the Year and an All-State Lineman in 1953, and later attended Clarion State University. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany as a missile material mechanic, reaching the rank of Corporal. He worked 40 years for Republic Steel, LTV, and WCI as a B.O.F. schedule clerk.
A member of American Legion Post 540 in Cortland, Harry had served as a deacon and trustee at First Baptist Church of Warren, and later was a member of North Park Avenue Baptist Church in Warren.
Fond memories of Harry live on with his daughter, Cheryl A. Baxter of Kinsman; his son, Harry E. “Skip” Ketner III of Howland; two grandchildren, James D. and Philip M. Baxter; two great-grandchildren, Nevaeh and Lily; two nieces, Cindy Fryer and Debbie Chlebus (John); two nephews, Rolland “Butch” Jones (Kathy) and Steven Ketner (Charla); and his loving companion, Katherine Latimer of Albuquerque, N.M.
Preceding him in death are his parents; his beloved wife of 43 years, Mary Joan (Snyder) Ketner, whom he married January 25, 1964 and who passed November 11, 2006; and his brother, James A. Ketner.
Services are 11:00 am Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Staton-Borowski Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Howland Township Cemetery. Friends may call 6:00 to 8:00 pm Wednesday and 10:00 to 11:00 am Thursday at the funeral home. Full military honors will be conferred.
Material contributions may be made to the Hope Center for Cancer Care, 1745 Niles-Cortland Rd. N.E., Suite 5, Warren, Ohio 44484.