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@Jeffery Ralph

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Jeffery Ralph
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  • Birth Date : January 25, 1949
  • Death Date : September 20, 2023
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    • Birth Date : January 25, 1949
    • Death Date : September 20, 2023
    • Gender : Male
    • Cause of Death : Cancer
    • Religion : -
    • Education : High School
    • Occupation : -
    • Hobby : Arts and Crafts, Music
    • Memorial Messages : Rest in peace, One day we will remember you with wonder, not grief
    Jeffery Ralph
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    A beloved member of the Harrison community is no longer with us. Jeffery "Jeff" Ralph Kinne, age 74, of Harrison, passed away peacefully of cancer on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at Woodland Hospice House, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

    Jeffery was born January 25, 1949 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of the late Francis Neil Kinne and Barbara Jeanette (Brubaker) Kinne. Jeff graduated from Harrison High School in 1967. He furthered his education at Western
    Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Jeff was almost like an unofficial mayor in Harrison. He brightened people's lives as he walked along the streets and around Budd Lake almost daily, waving to and greeting everyone he met. As he hung out in Harrison restaurants and the library, he talked and made friends, while studying and writing religious texts. Jeff's main interests were religion, music, and art. In college Jeff was a fine arts major, creating beautiful portraits and other art. In high school he played drums and sang in a band named "DJ and the Minors," later renamed "The Beethoven Four." While attending college, he continued playing in bands that performed around the state. Later he played with bands in and around Harrison. Jeff was a long-time resident and well-known personality in the community. Jeff's family, friends, and community will miss him.

    Surviving Mr. Kinne are four siblings: Bonnie Kinne Collins of Cincinnati, Ohio; James Kinne (preceded by Pat) of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan; Candy Kinne DiCicco (John) of Springfield, Virginia; and Shawn Kinne (Stephanie Ehrhardt) of Saginaw, Michigan; plus eight loving nieces and nephews: Jennifer Brumbaugh (Jeremy), April Stammen (Jack Noppert), Yvonne Kinne Holley, Nicole Kinne (Jim Burgess), Sophia Kinne, Michael DiCicco (Renata), Nicholas DiCicco
    (Anastasia), and Gina DiCicco (Charles Mater) and 13 great-nieces and great-nephews and many friends.

    Funeral services celebrating Jeff will be held Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 616 South Fourth Street, Harrison, with Pastor Timothy Sheridan officiating. A time of visitation and memory sharing will be held Thursday, October 12, from 9:00 until time of service. Burial will immediately follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Harrison. Memorial gifts in memory of Jeff may be contributed to Harrison District Library or St.

    Thursday, October 12th, 2023 9:00am - 11:00am

    Location
    St. Luke Lutheran Church
    Address
    616 South Fourth Street
    Harrison, Michigan 48625
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