of Chelsea, Michigan, age 61, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at home with his family. He was born June 12, 1959 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Dr. Robert & Frances (Webster) Ponitz.  Randy earned a Masters degree from U of M, and also earned several IT certificates. He loved planes since he was a boy. Randy earned all pilot certifications, and was a member of the Ann Arbor Fliers. He was a charter member of Peace Lutheran Church, where he was an usher, and took care of the church IT needs. Randy worked in Church Extension at the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church District Office in Ann Arbor.
On September 14, 1996, he married Catherine Marie Schafer in Ann Arbor, MI and she survives. Other survivors include his siblings, Rob Ponitz and his family; Dawn Belote and her family; and Barb Parrish and her family. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 3rd, from Noon - 2:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 8260 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 3rd, with Rev. Andy Pronsati officiating.  Due to Covid restrictions, please call the funeral home at 734-475-1551 to reserve a spot at the funeral.  Memorial contributions may be made to Peace Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.
Here is the link to watch Randy's funeral service: https://youtu.be/kuCnipAMITs
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