Keith A. Ferrand

Monday, March 7, 2022

Keith A Ferrand, son of Marian and Eleanor (Miles) Ferrand of Greencastle, prepared for his journey to a better place on Sunday, March 6, 2022, after an onset of Covid pneumonia.

He married Betty Keysor Place on July 3, 1986. They enjoyed 35 joyful years of holy matrimony.

Siblings include Ken and Peggy Ferrand of Sebring Fla., Shirley Record of Crawfordsville, Carl and Anita Ferrand of Greencastle and David and Janet Ferrand of Greencastle. He was preceded in death by sister Kay Steele and brother-in-law Howard Record.

Children include Brian Keith and Elizabeth Ferrand, Brooks and Vicki Place, Kirby Place, Shaun and Cammy Place, Melody and Sam Kellerman and Alison and Gregg Kukelhan.

Grandchildren include Brandon and Britney Place, Tara and Ryan Ream, Hunter and Erika Place, Kelsey and Eddie Clem, Meghan and Joe Moniaci, Chelsea and Chris Junkins, Logan Kellerman, Sarah and Nathan Kuehnert, Royce Kukelhan and Bryce and Callie Kukelhan.

Great-grandchildren include Lilly, Nicholas, Branson, Frankie Sue, Brynlee, Harper, Beckett, Katelyn, Carter, Merritt, Boyd, Kyle, Dane, Jonathan, Onalea, Wendell, Levi, Cort, Cale, Cwyn, Allie, Bryar, Scout and Caroline.

Keith dearly loved his church, Pastor Melody, the beautiful music from the organist and choir and the kindness and care shown by the congregation.

Keith’s Tuesdays were busy as he searched for new recipes for cookies to bake and share with his Wednesday night card buddies. Win or lose, he had the greatest times.

Keith was excited about spring coming and had already started his garden lists. He enjoyed sharing produce with family and friends. Sometimes he would pack the baskets several times until they suited his liking.

Keith worked for the National Holstein Association for 10.5 years. He judged many dairy shows in Indiana, Michigan, as well as Puerto Rico and South America. Upon retirement, he worked for the Ohio DHIA association. He loved being the leader of the Indiana Jr. Holstein Association. He was blessed with very talented youth and led them to many state wins in the Dairy Bowl Competition.

While Keith worked with Holsteins, upon retirement he purchased four Brown Swiss embryos which started the “Mama Fern” cow family. Fern and her offspring produced many all-American nominees. Keith was tearfully happy of the Ferrandcrest offspring winning their classes at the Ohio Spring Dairy Expo prior to selling.

Viewing and services to be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Moulton, Ohio, on Wednesday, March 9 with viewing from noon-2 p.m. followed by service.

Burial will follow in Buckland Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Trinity Lutheran Church or charity of donor’s choice.

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