Tina Marie Ketchum age 55, passed away suddenly on August 29, 2022. Tina was born in Milwaukee to James and Shirley (Pulda) Ketchum on October 10, 1966. The family moved to Menasha soon after Tina’s birth, and Tina spent the rest of her life in this area. She graduated from Menasha High School and then attended FVTC where she received an associates degree in Soldering. She used that degree to get a job at Plexus Corp where she was responsible for creation of the mother boards.
Tina’s greatest joy was her family. She had two children: Jessica and Brandon, and raised them in Menasha. She instilled her love of animals in her children and spent time in recent years babysitting her “grandpets.”
Tina loved to read, especially Stephen King novels, thriller novels and…(Gads) romance novels! Spending time with her grandchildren was a highlight for her-both human and furry. Tina loved good snacking foods: Mushroom pizza and crab legs…and was known to only eat cranberries at Thanksgiving! Jigsaw puzzles were also a passion for her, the harder the better, and it was not uncommon to see her working on one puzzle for months on end. True to her thrill-seeking spirit, she loved amusement parts, riding the roller coasters, water rides and spending time at the beach.
Tina is survived by her children: Jessica Ketchum and Brandon (Judy) Ketchum, grandchildren: Alaina, Ben and Franklin, and her sister-in-law Tamara Ketchum and nephew Ethan. Best friend Bob Jacob, longtime friend and companion David Bunnell and nephews Jim Ketchum and Aaron Ketchum also mourn her passing. She is preceded in passing by her parents and her brother Jim.
A celebration of life will be held from 12:00pm until 4:00pm on Sunday September 4th, 2022, at Fritch Park 1651 Sandy’s Lane, Fox Crossing 54952. Please BYOB.