Ronald G. Konicke went home to Heaven on May 29, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Andy and Bethel Konicke. Siblings Donny, Barbara, Donna and Dorothy have also passed. 

Ron was born in Indiana in 1933 and moved to the West Coast as a young boy. He was an independent logger for many years and then started the family business, Resale Lumber, in 1977. He was a member of Timber Heritage Association of Samoa and of Ducks Unlimited. Ron was a private pilot and was a member of Redwood Flying Club and the North Coast Aviation Society. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved fishing, hunting and camping. He enjoyed watching Fox News and always looked forward to going to Blue Lake Casino on senior days.

Ron will be waiting in Heaven for his wife, Barbara, and his children Ron, David, Cheryl and Jim. He also leaves behind five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, as well as his brother Roger. Ron recently gave his life to the Lord at Eureka First Baptist Church.

Ron requested there be no funeral, but there will be a Celebration of Life at Samoa Cookhouse on July 14 from 2-4 p.m. Cake and coffee will be served. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hospice of Humboldt.


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