Ronald Eugene Kanzig

March 9, 1949 ~ May 12, 2021 (age 72)


Ronald Eugene Kanzig, 72 of Jeromesville passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at his residence following a brief illness.
He was born March 9, 1949, in Barnesville--the son of Starling and Carolyn Blake Kanzig. He was a 1967 graduate of Hillsdale High School and a proud U.S. Army Vietnam War Veteran. He worked his entire life in the automotive industry across Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, and New Jersey but truly found his calling after retirement and moving back to his home state. Since returning, he has spent his days and nights restoring antique cars and hosting happy hour in his shop, spoiling his grandchildren, and posting every restaurant he's eaten at on Facebook. 

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Perrone Kanzig to whom he was married April 20, 2013; 4 children: Larry (Angela) Kanzig, Bryan (Pam) Kanzig, Keri (Nick) Blace, and Kristi (Daniel) Ochoa; 8 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 4 brothers: Herb (Cathy) Kanzig of Ashland, Ralph (Helen) Kanzig of Loudonville, Randy Kanzig of Stoneville, NC, and Robert (Cindy) Kanzig of Perrysville, a sister, Sue (Steve) Clark of Ashland; a brother-in-law, Edward Perrone; and countless restored hot rods.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Debbie Kanzig.

Friends may call Thursday, May 20, 2021, at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville from 5-8 pm.
Services will be 10:00 AM Friday, May 21, 2021, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Ashland with Pastor Kevin McClain officiating.
Followed by the burial at Vermillion Cemetery in Hayesville.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that memorial contributions may be made to The Honor Flight Network, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, or to the Jeromesville Fire Department 1 North Street Jeromesville, OH 44840.

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May 20, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fickes Funeral Home
84 North High Street
Jeromesville, OH 44840

Funeral Service
May 21, 2021

10:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church of Ashland

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