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Robert Ketch, age 71, passed away at UCLA Medical Center on January 2, 2016 after a brief illness. Born in Iowa, he graduated from both Iowa State and Tulane University, where he obtained his MSW. He was the executive director of Five Acres for twenty-eight years. He retired in 2011. Since that time, he helped veterans suffering from the emotional injury of war, immigrants seeking sanctuary, and students at Gabriella Charter School. His work as a university lecturer, a published author, a patron of the music and art world, and his talent for being a best friend affected literally thousands of fortunate people over the course of his life. Bob is survived by his wife Colleen Friend and his children Ginny Ketch Lindgren and Lars Lindgren. He also leaves his brother and sister in law, Bill and Donna Ketch of Indianola, Iowa as well as many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Saturday January 9, 2016, 1pm, at Hope Lutheran Church in Hollywood. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Five Ares' Yes Fund.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 6, 2016
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