Fred M. Kettering, 80, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Sept. 6, 2007. Survived by his wife of 22 years, Darla Kettering; children, Darrell Storm of Grand Junction, Linda (Eric) Sorenson of Delta, Colo. and Debra (Bob) Brown of Wiley, Colo.; sister, Jean (John) Barker of Lake View, Iowa; grandchildren, Trisha McDowell, Jessie French, Jake McDowell and Jed (Vanessa) McDowell; six step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Jessie Kettering; sister, Lois and her husband, Gordon Rossow. Fred was born Feb. 8, 1927, and raised on the family farm in Lake View, Iowa. He graduated Lake View High School in 1944. Fred served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. Following the war, he graduated from the University of Iowa, moved to Colorado Springs and later to Pueblo. He retired as an insurance agent for Allstate Insurance after 39 years of service. Fred was an avid sportsman. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and loved to dance! He always felt close to God when in the mountains. He also enjoyed his frequent visits to his hometown. Fred was generous and always willing to lend a helping hand. Viewing from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Fred's final resting place will be at Ferguson Cemetery in his hometown of Lake View, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, through Montgomgery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Darla – I can’t tell you how sorry I am for your loss. Fred was a great man and I really enjoyed the few times I got to visit with him when you guys came to Montana a few years back. He was one of those people who just made you smile and feel great to be around. My deepest sympathies to you. You are in my thoughts

  2. Dear Darla,
    Fred was very much a positive influence in our lives. He had such a great sense of adventure and love for life. He was a strong and handsome flower in the Garden of Life and will be greatly missed. There will always be a special place in our hearts for him and for you and your family.
    We feel vey blessed to have known him.
    love,
    Mitzy Krall and family

  3. Darla and family, so sorry to hear of your great loss. We will miss seeing Fred at the fire breakfasts. He was always so upbeat and treated us all great. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lawrence and Frances

  4. Darla-the 4 of us have had so much fun together-we loved and will miss Fred so much, but we still have you. We love you and your “kids”-Love from Tom and Midge

  5. My sister Lauren Hund informed me of Fred’s passing, he was such a great guy. I remember hunting trips of different kinds, when I was young, where Fred was always the life of the party. He was a generous and fun spirit, a person everybody will miss.

  6. Dear Darla & Family,
    We have all lost a dear friend & a wonderful, thoughtful & generous man. Our love & prayers are with all of you.
    Love, Pepper & Bill

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