Funeral service in Munich: relatives and friends accompany the gallery owner Dirk Kronsbein on his last journey.
Munich – The white scarf was his trademark. At least since the Westphalian Dirk G. Kronsbein († 81) decided to live out his love for pop and street art in 2013 as a late-career worker in a gallery in Munich – among other things, he worked differently in 2016 by Banksy. He was actually the owner of an international compressed air filter company. But such contradictions are part of Kronsbein’s life like the thickly smeared bread and butter, which he preferred to any gourmet kitchen.
Munich: Dirk Kronsbein died after Covid illness
There was nothing ordinary about this extraordinary gentleman – not even his death on October 6th when he suffered from Covide after a spinal disc operation, despite a full vaccination. Dirk Kronsbein had to be artificially ventilated and did not wake up from the coma. On Thursday evening he was said goodbye to his family and friends at a funeral service in St. Anne’s Church in Lehel; afterwards there should be a reception at Käfer’s – for the very closest family and friends.
His daughter Sarah Kronsbein (41) designed the memorial for her father after they had previously planned all the festivities together. Because for Dirk Kronsbein the preparation, the anticipation for a happy get-together was the greatest thing. He loved to share the beautiful and the good, having grown up in easy circumstances and only much later, with a lot of diligence and discipline, came to prosperity. As the free spirit that he was – with the principle “There is no such thing as impossible”.
At the age of 16, Kronsbein emigrated to England with his mother, hired a fishing cutter and hired himself as an amateur boxer before opening a dance café with friends. he decided to study engineering and marketing. A trainee program at a consulting company put him on the path to entrepreneurship. Back home in Germany, he founded Ultrafilter international AG with his wife Sigrid, which soon employs 900 people.
Daughter remembers generous Dirk Kronsbein: school friend burst into tears with emotion
And because he had been given opportunities as a young man, he later also promoted talent wherever he could. He acted strength and generous at the same time. His children can tell you a thing or two about it: the eldest, Dean (60), who was born in England, and the twins Sarah and David (41), who lost their mother at the age of four months – in a car accident only 400 meters away from home.
Sigrid Kronsbein died in the arms of her husband Dirk, who thus became a single father – infinitely sad, but with a non-negotiable set of values, which primarily included sharing.
In this discipline, the dad taught his daughter Sarah a lesson for life at the age of eight, when she brought home a schoolmate who had just fled the GDR with her parents, nothing and therefore not for the bicycle test at the elementary school could train, for lack of bike. Dirk Kronsbein gave the girl his daughter’s bike, who burst into tears, completely perplexed. Whereupon the father Sarah positive that it should be important to someone that the girlfriend is also doing well and that the joy given is twofold.
Munich: funeral service for Dirk Kronsbein – “A really remarkable and eventful life”
Generosity, honesty, the happiness of a satisfied person – that distinguished Dirk Kronsbein, and all of this was the focus of the memorial service on Thursday. Dirk Kronsbein enriched the world with his life. The Franciscan Hans-Georg Löffler celebrated the service, which the Amadis Quartet with soprano Judith Spießer organizes musically – especially with Kronsbein’s heart song by Franz Schubert, Ava Maria. . “A really remarkable and eventful life,” praised the priest.
As loving and strong as her father was, Sarah Kronsbein said goodbye to him – thankful for every moment we shared Sarah says that many only see the external, the obvious, because her father did not allow many to get close. “But inside it was a valuable treasure! With the funeral service I want to show him the appreciation and love that I have received from him; who, despite all the strokes of fate, got up again and again and took responsibility – with heart and mind. ” (Ulrike Schmidt)