John William Ketchum, of Saint Charles, Missouri, passed away March 12, 2021, at the age of 74. Ketchum was the sales and marketing manager for Gas Equipment Company Inc. for 25 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of St. Charles. He was an avid runner for 34 years — running in races every month for 10 years. Ketchum loved nothing more in the world than family. He loved his children and grandchildren and was adamant about being a present father. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.