Kenai resident Ron Krigbaum died Thursday, Aug. 3, 2000, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 33.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai.
Mr. Krigbaum was born May 30, 1967, in Petaluma, Calif. He and his family moved to Alaska in 1981. He attended East High School in Anchorage and graduated in 1985. He met his wife Melanie while working for Carrs Quality Centers in Anchorage, and they were married on July 27, 1993.
The couple moved to Kenai in 1994, where he worked for Fred Meyer. He then became an honest and devoted employee of Seekins Ford.
Ron was an active and enthusiastic Pop Warner Football coach for the Kenai Steelers.
He loved football, coaching, Mopar cars and fishing and camping with his family.
"Ron was a devoted father of a loving family, with the kindness and devotion of a wonderful friend who was always there for everyone," his family said.
"His children were the main focus of his attentions. Ron shared the passion of fast cars with his son, Justin, and coaching and taking his son Cody's football team to a state championship.
"He created a fulfilled life with his family in outdoor activities. His two youngest children considered him their own 'free entertainment.'
He will be remembered for his own outgoing personality, sharp wit and being the center of the crowd. He will be deeply missed by all that ever met him."
Ron is survived by his wife of seven years, Melanie; his children Justin, Cody, Tawni and Billy; mother and stepfather, Melinda and Tom Ballenger; father William Krigbaum; brothers and sisters-in-law, Andrew and Michelle Krigbaum and Patrick and Crystal Krigbaum;
Grandmothers, Joy Wright and Viola Krigbaum; mother-in-law Judy De Yonge; mother and stepfather of his son Justin, Shanna and Kurt Nelson; numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews; and his family at Seekins Ford.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Melanie Krigbaum, 108 Haida, Kenai, AK 99611.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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