DANDRIDGE, Tenn. -- Kai A. Ravnborg, 77, of Oak Grove Road, passed away Oct. 9, 2008, at the St. Mary's Residential Hospice Facility in Knoxville, Tenn.
Kai was born in Bolivia, South America. He studied metallurgical engineering at Colorado School of Mines and worked for Cerro de Pasco Corporation in Peru, South America, and St. Joe Lead Co. in Herculaneum, Mo.
Kai was a member of the AIME Society, a Scottish Rite and the Lions Clubs of both Fort Mill and Herculaneum.
Surviving are Kai's wife, Beverly; son, Kai Michael (Lisa) Ravnborg; daughters, Nancy (Butch) Cooney, Karen (Randy) Klatt and Denise (Rick) Dixon; seven grandchildren, Christy, Manessa, Teresa, Kyle, Robby, Ricky and Nicholas; four great-grandchildren, Tyler, T.J., Katie and Regan; sister, Ana Maria (Enrique) Berrios; sister-in-law, Lila Cotant; numerous nieces, nephews and many, many friends.
A celebration of Kai's life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Residential Hospice, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938 or to Colorado School of Mines, Athletic Dept., 2600 East St. #D, Golden, CO 80401.