Ronald F. Koenigsknecht died May 29, 2019 at the age of 69. He was born January 24, 1950 in St. Johns, MI the son of Nicholas and Margaret (Stay) Koenigsknecht. After seminary, Ron went on to Michigan State University to become a teacher and earned his Master’s Degree in Education. He taught for 41 years, 32 years at Newaygo High School in Michigan and 9 years at Lecanto High School in Florida. Ron had a passion for music and was able to play an array of musical instruments. He loved spending time with family and enjoyed growing bonsai trees. Traveling was a big part of his life and he and his wife, Darlene, had many adventures together. Ron married Darlene Dodson, March 10, 1973 and she survives him. Also surviving are their children, Brian (Randi) Koenigsknecht, Mary Anne (Mike) Olman, Kevin Koenigsknecht and Michelle (Cooper) Green; ten grandchildren, Isabelle, Vienna, Layla, Christopher, Makayla, Jackson, Charlotte, Anna, Allison, and Cooper; siblings Janet (Mike) Sinke, Sue (Bob) Rehmann, Gary, Karen (Doug) Lawrence, Nick (Rita) Koenigsknecht, Mary (Mark) Geller, Connie (Kurt) Conley. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. The family will receive relatives and friends from 1:00 PM until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
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