Kenneth Rynish Obituary

Kenneth C. Rynish
Kenneth C. Rynish

July 10, 1931 - November 11, 2017
Born in Menominee, MI
Resided in Porterfield, Wisconsin
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Kenneth Clarence Rynish, 86, of Porterfield, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Dove Healthcare Reflections in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He was born July 10, 1931 in Menominee, Mich. to Alfred and Myrtle (Wilde) Rynish.
Ken spent his early life in the Porterfield and Marinette area and graduated from the Marinette County Teachers College. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Masters from Northern Michigan University. He had also served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Ken spent his career in the field of education, both as a teacher and administrator. He had taught in Dept. of Defense Schools in Japan and retired as Superintendent of Schools for the New Auburn School District. He had been a member of the Masonic orders since 1966, was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Shrine.
On April 23, 1955, Ken married the former Jean A. Everson. She preceded him in death in July of 1986. Ken is survived by a daughter, Kathleen (Tom) Wickland and their children, Anne and Alec (Melissa Khamphoumy); a son, Karl Rynish (Lisa Lehtinen); granddaughter, Jessie (Sam) Goodwin; a brother, Bart (Pat) Rynish; and many loved nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lois; brothers, Alfred, Donald, Robert, Eugene and John; a son, Kenneth “Kip” R. Rynish; and a special friend, Lorraine Meyer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017, at Porterfield Lutheran Church. The Rev. Christina Forsythe will officiate. Visitation will be Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery in Marinette.
Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home is assisting the family.

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Porterfield Lutheran Church
N6075 County Road E
Porterfield, WI 54143
Friday, November 17, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Porterfield Lutheran Church
N6075 County Road E
Porterfield, WI 54143
Friday, November 17, 2017
11:00 AM