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." RenataKnific first performed it at a gathering Agnes arranged in June to celebrate Gunther's life. Tom and Renata came to WMUK and played it for Cara Lieurance, who spoke with them about their memories of GuntherFonken.