KOGLER AlexanderPosted: June 11th, 2015
It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and Oda. MR. ALEXANDER KOGLER, beloved husband of Katherine Kogler, passed away on June 4, 2015 at the Chinook Regional Hospital.
Alex was born in Austria on October 8, 1931 to Alexander and Ida Kogler. He started his baking career at a very young age, beginning his apprenticeship at age 12.
He came to Canada in 1951 and married Katherine on August 18 of that year. Alex had many jobs including working in the sugar beets, a coalmine and at the Marquis Bakery. In 1961 Alex and Kathy opened Northside Bakery. He was very proud of his bakery and the excellent baking he produced. Many north side kids remember the best donuts and pastry that Alex made.
He was a generous man and was very active in the community. He sponsored many youth teams and was a proud sponsor of the Boys and Girls Club for many years. Alex also enjoyed 5 pin bowling and sponsored the Northside Bakery Bowling League.
In his spare time Alex loved golfing, hunting and fishing. Many happy family times were had at Alex and Kathy’s cabin at Duck Lake, Montana.
Alex is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Katherine and his children; Alex (Chris), Kathy (Hans) Holzer, John (Terri) and Frank (Linda), his grandchildren; Nicole (Matt) Holmes, Jennifer (Keith) Terry, Martina (Allan) Skinner, Leanne, Justin (Courtney), Shantel (Janks), Carli (Kellan), Jonathan (Cortni) and Kevin (Amanda) and their families, his sister Herta (Fritz) and family, and sisters-in-law, Liz Auer and Anne House.
He was predeceased by his parents, sister Mitzi and brothers Hans, Sepp and Franz.
A Visitation will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, Alberta on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
A Funeral Service will be held at IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH, 20 Rocky Mountain Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Nathan Fuehrer officiating.
A private family Interment will be held at Mountain View Cemetery.
Cornerstone Funeral Home Ltd.
2825 32 Street South