Once again we report the loss of a beloved industry member. Ron Hettich, the Lead Technician for K40 Electronics for 32 years, passed away suddenly on October 6th after a stay in the hospital.
For decades, Ron, 63, helped industry members with patience and a willing ear. He took literally hundreds of thousands of tech support calls over the years, estimates Rachel Clark, K40 VP Sales & Marketing.
Peggy Finley Owner and President of K40 said he even took calls on his wedding day.
They described Ron as family. “He would pick up my daughter, who was 5 at the time, and take her to the babysitter. Unbeknownst to me until much later, it was on his motorcycle,” said Finley.
“He was the most giving, calming, accommodating, smart guy in the office. There was never a problem he didn’t want to help solve. He was the most patient… any dealer you run into would say the same thing–patience and good listening, he was the best in our industry,” Clark said.
“We have no words to express the emptiness Ron leaves behind,” she added.
Visitation for Ron is on October 15 from 5:00–9:00 pm, with a service at 7:00 pm, at:
Symonds-Madison Funeral Home
305 Park Street
Elgin, IL 60123