Local Music
11:30 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Gunther Fonken remembered in music by Knifics

Music was integral to the life of Gunther Fonken, who passed away in March at the age of 88.

A long-time Kalamazoo resident, his late-in-life romance and marriage to Agnes Hughes inspired composer Tom Knific to write a piece for solo violin, "The Love of Her Life." Renata Knific first performed it at a gathering Agnes arranged in June to celebrate Gunther's life. Tom and Renata came to WMUKĀ and played it for Cara Lieurance, who spoke with them about their memories of Gunther Fonken.