With a great sense of humor, Jake was a joker that loved to laugh and share funny stories. He loved to reminisce about the good old days, spend time with his family, fishing, and never met a stranger. Jake will be remembered as a smart, caring man that would always have your back. In addition to owning Construction by Design, he worked as a news reporter for KRZK, was a licensed Real Estate Agent, and Property Manager.
Jake is survived by his father, Jacob Ketelaar of Kewanee, Illinois; mother, Carol Ketelaar of Brampton, Ontario; four children: Jacob Tyler (Sarah) Ketelaar of North Liberty, Iowa; Kayla (Ryan) McQueen of Springfield, Missouri; Alex (Carye) Leighton of Sackville, Nova Scotia; and Connor Carmen of Rock Island, Illinois; two granddaughters: Alyssa and Catherine: and a sister, Teresa Ketelaar-MacAulay of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania; nephews: Jeron Ketelaar of Akron, Pennsylvania, and Tyler MacAulay of Sarasota, Florida; and many other family members and close friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A private memorial will be held by the family.