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J. Waldemar Keto

April 5, 1917 - August 5, 2017

Obituary


J. Waldemar "Wally" Keto, 100, of Oneonta passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Focus Otsego.
He was born April 5, 1917 in Salem, MA the son of the late Onni E. and Hilja (Korhonen) Keto.
Wally and his brother grew up on Emmons Farms in Oneonta where his father was head gardener and estate manager.
He graduated from Oneonta High School the class of 1935 and then graduated from Hartwick College the class of 1939 with a degree in Business.
On June 28, 1941, Wally married Carrie Wickholm in Emmons. Carrie predeceased him on...

J. Waldemar "Wally" Keto, 100, of Oneonta passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Focus Otsego.
He was born April 5, 1917 in Salem, MA the son of the late Onni E. and Hilja (Korhonen) Keto.
Wally and his brother grew up on Emmons Farms in Oneonta where his father was head gardener and estate manager.
He graduated from Oneonta High School the class of 1935 and then graduated from Hartwick College the class of 1939 with a degree in Business.
On June 28, 1941, Wally married Carrie Wickholm in Emmons. Carrie predeceased him on December 29, 2003.
For many years he was the store manager at Sears until his retirement.
Wally enjoyed being in the outdoors hunting, fishing and tending to his flower gardens.
Wally is survived by his 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Harold and Lucy Keto, Cooperstown Junction and Ronald and Celeste Keto, Oneonta; 4 grandchildren, Joseph Keto, Cricket Keto, John Keto and Tammy Segar all of Oneonta; 5 great grandchildren, Codi Keto, Denver, CO, Dustin Keto, Oneonta, Chelsea Segar, Oneonta, Travis Keto, MO and James Keto, New Haven, CT; 1 great great-grandchild, Wyatt Keto, Oneonta; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Helen Keto.
There will be no calling hours and burial will be private at Glenwood Cemetery.
To light a candle or send an online condolence please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com
Funeral arrangements are by Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.