Todd Alan Kettwig
1967 - 2013
Todd Alan Kettwig
8/12/67 - 5/20/13

Family, friends, the California Highway Patrol Gold Run Area and an entire community are deeply saddened to report the passing of Officer Todd Alan Kettwig. Born August 12, 1967, Todd grew up with a love of trains and the California Highway Patrol. Todd graduated from DeLaSalle High School in 1986 and attended Diablo Valley College obtaining an Associate's Degree in 1988. Todd graduated from the California Highway Patrol Academy on October 25, 1990, serving as the Gold Run Area public information officer. Todd remained an important member of the Gold Run Area Squad throughout a courageous 19 month battle with cancer. His tremendous work ethic will forever be remembered.
Prior to his assignment to Gold Run, Todd was assigned to Central Los Angeles, Oakland, South Sacramento, Truckee, and Ukiah (Fort Bragg Resident Post). Todd touched many people both professionally and personally. He will forever be remembered as a man who lived with a pure heart full of love.
Todd is survived by his loving wife Karie; daughters, Mackenzie and Megan; mother, Sue; father, Ken; brother, Darin; and numerous members of extended family.
Services will be held at St. Teresa of Avila Parish, 11600 Atwood Road, in Auburn. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Mass at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013. The memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers and cards, donations can be made to the following:
Officer Todd A. Kettwig Memorial Fund C.A.H.P. Credit Union 2843 Manlove Road PO Box 276507 Sacramento, CA 95827.
Published by Gold Country Media Newspapers on May 23, 2013.
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I lived in Colfax during Todd's battle and donated at several events. God bless Tood, his family and friends, and the California Highway Patrol.
Randy Keenan
September 11, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Molly (Gunderson) Cosso and family.
July 9, 2013
Karie, MacKenzie & Megan, I was so sorry to hear of Todd's passing. It is obvious by the many wonderful tributes I have read that he was an amazing man. Although it has been years since we have spoken I just wanted you to know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Susan Knous
June 6, 2013
St. John Baptist De La Salle, pray for us. Live Jesus in our hearts, forever.
John Wilkins
May 30, 2013
Todd, we were odd friends, but good ones. I was always glad to hear your voice on the other end of the phone. I remember many summer afternoons at the end of the day walking the tracks along the stretch at Blue Canyon looking for interesting finds on the railroad right of way. It was great getting to know you over those years.
Nikki Holmes
May 30, 2013
So heartbreaking to lose such a wonderful person at such a young age. However, I consider myself lucky to have known Todd- his bright smile & selfless heart will always be remembered.
Sarah Ballenger
May 29, 2013
Forever in our hearts. You will truly be missed. You made a HUGE impact on the world and will never be forgotten.
Debbie Gridley-Beard
May 29, 2013
I worked with Todd at the Oakland CHP Office early in his career. We had some interesting times and went onto different paths until meeting again in the Auburn and Gold Run Offices. I was impressed with his will to fight his disease. He will be missed as a brother in the CHP family. God bless his family.
Steve Wright
May 29, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with Todd's family at this difficult time. Don and Donna Ladd
May 29, 2013
Special young man. Wonderful swimmer, terrific family, will forever be in my prayers. Forever a Dolfin . Love Coach Jennifer
Jennifer McGarry
May 28, 2013
My neighbor, Chris Hensley was telling me that Todd went to school with her daughter, Suzy Hensley Wagner. They went to Strandwood elementary school. I was mistaken about elementary. Sorry for the mistake. Your Pleasant Hill neighbors are so saddened to hear of Todd's passing. Again, our prayers and thoughts go out to the family.
Patricia Click
May 25, 2013
I only knew Todd 3 years as a neighbor and we always enjoyed the talk of the hunt for the "junk" the antique and the fun stuff that made life so much fun.
You are deeply missed young man.
Don Hoover
May 25, 2013
Ray Szeliga
May 24, 2013
Todd grew up with our son, Dan Click. They both attended Christ The King Elemenary School and De La Salle High School. Todd and Dan shared rides to school together - sometimes Todd would drive and sometimes Dan would drive.
Great memories of Todd and his family here in Pleasant Hill, CA. Our hearts are so saddened by Todd's passing. The Click Family sends prayers and a lot of love to all the family.
Patty Click
May 23, 2013
Karie, MacKenzie, Megan and extended family - I wish to send my deepest sympathies. It was a pleasure to deal with Todd whenever I needed some information from the Gold Run Office, even just seeing him around town, talking on the phone when he'd call to our office direct to ask for a tow truck to help a stranded motorist. He was a wonderful caring man who will be greatly missed. Loreen Chapman, Sierra Towing
Loreen Chapman
May 23, 2013
I will NEVER forget our "interesting" conversations at Polly Cleaners in Fort Bragg. As we got to be better friends, it moved on to your "I don't like the way you drive" comments, and my "well, I don't like the way you look, so there", retorts. SOOOO little space to fit in condolences to Carie and the girls. You leave behind a grieving North Coast community on which you made a HUGE impact. I will miss you, sir. R.I.P., "Officer Todd"
Debbie Gridley-Beard
May 23, 2013
I had the pleasure of meeting Todd a couple of times when his Father would bring him by our maintenance department. Todd was very polite and was very respectful to everyone in our facility. If Todd was anything like his Father, then I know he was a great man. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family.
Ed Silvas
May 23, 2013
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