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Scot Kenneth Konings

December 15, 1936 ~ April 2, 2022 (age 85)

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Scot K Konings, passed away on April 2, 2022. He is survived by his dearly loved wife of 64 years, Darlene (nee Zick); father of Lori (Cal), Mark (Paige), Steve (Brenda) and Dirk; five grandchildren Aaron, Elisabeth, Samuel, Maya and Lydia. 

Scot was born Dec 15, 1936 in Waupun, WI to George and Verna Konings. The family moved to Milwaukee in 1942. Scot's sister Bette Kuipers, brother Ivan (Cork) Konings and Sande Norwood all preceded him in death. Scot graduated from Bay View High School in 1954. He served in the army from March 1955 to March 1958, being stationed at Fort Belvoir, VA and Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, ME. Scot loved cold, snowy weather and he took delight in recalling the winters in Maine. He married Darlene Zick in 1957. Scot was a member of the Milwaukee Fire Department, serving 34 years, from 1958 to 1993, attaining the rank of MPO. Early in his career he served on the fireboat; he ended his career as a member of the HazMat team. After retirement he drove semi trucks for 17 years taking him to many areas of the U.S. and Canada. Scot was a man of quiet, but deep Christian faith. He was a deacon and an elder in his church, served on the boards of Bethany Christian Services and Christian Reformed World Relief Committee. His volunteer work took him to Gulfport, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina, to Haiti and Rehoboth Christian School in New Mexico. He loved his many Jeeps, trail riding in Northern Wisconsin as well as going on numerous Jeep Jamborees. He also loved travel, enjoyed a good, dark beer, and chocolate malts. Dad’s travels took him and Darlene to Tahiti for their 20th anniversary, Snow Mountain Ranch in Colorado for their 40th anniversary and an Alaskan cruise for their 50th anniversary. The 60th anniversary celebration took place in Madison, WI as his Parkinson’s was making travel difficult. Scot and Darlene visited many of the National Parks in 49 states. Scot also traveled to The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Prague, Budapest and Vienna. He was a people person who loved sitting around talking with friends - new or old. Scot was the glue that kept some of his army buddies together taking three cruises with them as well as gatherings within the US. Scot along with Darlene, were known for their hospitality and welcomed many people into their home, often newcomers to their church community. Scot was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011.

Memorial service at 2:30, April 13, 2022 at Brookfield Christian Reformed Church, 14135 W Burleigh Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005. Visitation with family from 1-2:30 PM prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Brookfield Christian School Foundation or the Parkinson's Foundation. Lending a helping hand to someone in need would also honor Scot.

 

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
April 13, 2022

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Brookfield Christian Reformed Church
14135 W. Burleigh Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005

Memorial Service
Wednesday
April 13, 2022

2:30 PM
Brookfield Christian Reformed Church
14135 W. Burleigh Rd.
Brookfield, WI 53005

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