Monday, July 14th, 2014
James Kronenberger Sr.
James J. Kronenberger Sr., 83, Minster, died at 3:05 p.m. July 12, 2014, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born Feb. 27, 1931, in Dayton, to Alphons and Loretta Schwartz Kronenberger. On May 30, 1959, he married Judith Kuntz in Dayton, and she survives in Minster.
Also surviving are his children, Lori (Mike) Tangeman, Minster, Jim Jr. (Janet) Kronenberger, New Bremen, Beth (Russ) Eber. Wapakoneta, Jill Hensley, Lebanon, Andy (Heather) Kronenberger, Fletcher, Gary (Laura) Kronenberger, Cincinnati, Wendy (Jeff) Barthel, San Antonio, Texas, Heidi (Greg) Beister, Virginia Beach, Va., Bill (Danielle) Kronenberger, Waco, Texas, and Amy Kronenberger, Elida; a sister, Mary Ann (Bill) Imfeld, Centerville; in-law, Jack Ryan, Trotwood, and other in-laws; 27 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Erin Kronenberger, and a sister, Donna Ryan.
He retired from Minster Machine. He was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church and its men's choir, Knights of Columbus and the American Legion, all of Minster. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan and an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed his grandchildren's activities.
Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Rick Nieberding officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery with military rites by the Minster firing squad.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Friday and 9-9:30 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.