Saturday, August 7, 2010

Remembering Al

This blog celebrates the memory of Albert Kreutzberger, who passed away on July 24th in Sacramento CA at the age of 91.  He touched many people in his life and I encourage you to post your memories and send me photos to post.

Albert William Kreutzberger, 91, died peacefully in his sleep at his home with his family.  He was preceded in death by his wife Gaile Herre Kreutzberger.  He is survived by his sons, John Albert (Ann Tracy), William (Janine Boudreau); his daughter Barbara Christensen (Daniel); his grandchildren Brandy Christensen, Sean Christensen (Renee), Marlies Kreutzberger, Alex Kreutzberger, Mark Kreutzberger; his sister-in-law Lucile Schwerdtfeger; four great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.  He also leaves his best friend Patricia Durkee who also lived at River's Edge as well as many other friends there and up in Placerville where he lived at the Lake Oaks Senior Mobile Home Park.

"Al" was born in Chicago and moved to Cedarburg, Wisconsin soon after his marriage to Gaile. He started his own business as a die-cast die and plastic injection mold designer - Hawthorne Mold Design - during the 1960s.  His son John learned the business from his father working for him for five years.  After Al retired, he moved to California and worked part-time for John as the mold design business moved into the computer age.

He was a life-long fan of classical music and opera as well as being a sports "nut" who would sometimes watch two different sporting events at the same time!  Al supported my different environmental causes as well.  He was also an enthusiastic fisherman who loved to take his sons to the wilds of Canada to fish for northern pike and walleye.
But most of all, Al loved his family and each occasion when they would gather - especially Thanksgiving when he would wield a drumstick like a king with a scepter.

A memorial service is planed for September 4th at 2 pm at River's Edge to celebrate his life.  The family asks that donations be made to Sutter VNA-Hospice, 2800 I St., Sacramento  CA  95816.

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