Posted at the request of his late partner El Claire
This post is to inform you of the tragic passing of Ken. His life was taken too soon in a vehicle accident involving his scooter and an SUV, news page below.
While many of you may not of had the opportunity to meet Ken in person, it’s hard to miss the go get it personally he had. I quickly felt like I’ve known this guy my entire life shortly after meeting him. He’s been there to talk and taught me things and shown opportunities to me I may not of originally seen. I’m truly thankful I had the opportunity to meet and ride with such a charismatic person and he will genuinely be missed. Mileage shouldn’t divide friendships, get out and meet like minded people and you’ll be thankful you did.
He is survived by his Mother, Loretta Monty, and siblings, Daniel and Dezirae Hohenthaner
A celebration of life will held at:
King of Kings Church 2685 Packard Road Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Saturday, July 24 Service : 1-3PM Eastern Memorial : 3PM Eastern
This is a big loss to our community and probably a lot more that we don't know about with as outgoing as Ken was. I've spent time sending PMs back and forth with him, talking about anything from personal life and philosophy to, of course, scooter stuff. He seemed like a great guy that cared about the people around him, whether they were coworkers or people on a scooter forum or whoever. Very intelligent too. I'd be lying if I said I never had to google a word that he used to be sure I knew what it meant.
I never got to meet Ken. I'm sad that I didn't make it to Tennessee during the small bore rally to have the opportunity to hang out with him. You don't think about stuff like this and figure there will be another time when it's more convenient or makes more sense with what you've got going on. Ken was adamant about him, Ryan and I getting together soon and maybe a bigger group. He seemed to have connections with so many people. He was just telling me that he met Brandon from ScooterSwapShop, and he had sources for parts and help with parts, and seemed to know everyone.
Ken was getting me dimensions to make some CVT spacers for his 125 Zuma and he was going to try to sell some to people that he knew and send me the profit. I was just trying to make a couple for him for free and he insisted that he wanted to pay me once he figured out exactly the size and then try to sell them for my benefit. Cyberspace has long been famous, or infamous, for internet toughguys, cyber bullying, hackers, scammers... you name it. When you meet someone online that actually cares about you and tries to help you, it's a special thing. I've been incredibly lucky to know some really great people on this forum, and Ken was certainly one of them.
My sincerest condolences to El, who he spoke so highly of, and all of his family and friends.
Post by Ube72ccAF28 on Jul 18, 2021 3:24:56 GMT -5
Ive talked to him in Pms and on his thread. The road is dangerous for 2 wheelers, as a tow truck driver Ive seen it first hand. But as a motorcycle and scooter rider I know there is no better feeling than being on 2 wheels with the wind in your hair. RIL Ken. And condolences to your family.
A sad loss to everyone who had contact with him. Especially those close to him. My condolences to his family. It's a real tragedy to be taken by someone else's stupidly.
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I have enjoyed reading Kens posts as he taught himself all things scooter. What a senseless loss to his family Le Claire and his forum family.
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