Long time Lee County Board member and former County Board Chair Rick Ketchum passed away on Thursday. Ketchum was 68.
Ketchum served on the Lee County Board for 16 years with 4 years and Finance Chairman and 4 years as County Chair. Current Board Chair John Nicholson said Ketchum will be very missed. He said Ketchum was one of those people who would listen to both sides before he made a decision and always had a good spirit.
Ketchum was also one of the founding members of the Amboy Depot Days Car Show. This event has helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Amboy community over the past 28 years.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2-7pm at the Mihm Jones Funeral Home in Amboy and services will be Monday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 10am in Amboy.