Ken Erny Obituary, Death – After a three-year struggle with ALS, Ken Erny, a veteran coach, athletic director, and teacher at Fruitport Community Schools, passed away on Sunday morning. Early Sunday morning, Ken’s wife Lori posted on Facebook that he had passed away: Ken was restored to health around 4:30 this morning… Of course, having such understanding brings joy. BUT that also means that he has passed away, and none of us, in my opinion, feel as though we can go on without him.
He is incredibly loved, and even though we knew he would pass away in God’s timing, we also knew it would always seem premature, and it does. More than 400 commenters on the post expressed their admiration and support for, When speaking to the last lap of a long-distance race, Ken observed, “Most people don’t know when they’re on their gun lap.” “I do. I get to have special chats with my children and other people, such as past pupils and athletes. I am able to organize a funeral.
“When you’re on your gun lap, it’s not fun,” he continued. However, it’s special because you can predict the end. Ken is survived by his wife Lori and his four kids: Steve, Jessica, Mindy, and Jon. According to Steve, “Dad lived his life centered around Jesus, his lord and savior,” in a statement to the Tribune. “After that, he began to live for others. His priorities were always in evidence in his every move and word: “My life is not my own.”