1949 ~ 2015
Salt Lake City, UT-Our lives are a little less colorful now-who will wear the bright green pants with the yellow belt, or the turquoise shorts with the salmon shirt? Our sweet, quiet, but strong Alfred died of cancer October 29, 2015.
Alfred Krahenbuhl was born August 1, 1949 to Arthur (deceased) and Rosette Rindisbacher Krahenbuhl (Richan) in Lucerne, Switzerland. In March 1950, they immigrated to America on the Queen Mary, and settled in Peoria, Illinois. Alfred was the oldest of four younger siblings, Mark, Joanne (Mike Hall), Kenneth (deceased; Jolene), and Douglas (Janece). In 1959, the family moved to Ogden, Utah. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1967 before attending the University of Utah.
He married Kim Parr, they had a son, Christian James (CJ) and were later divorced. In 1983 he won the heart of Nancy Adams with his kindness, landscaping expertise, golfing ability, and love of travel. Alfred enjoyed old black and white movies and had seen every John Wayne movie more than once. Emmaruth Keyser shared his love of movies and books, they spent countless hours enjoying each others company.
Alfred had a passion for excellence in everything he did. As a bowler he had a 300 game, as a golfer he had 3 holes-in-one, a double eagle, and held a single-digit handicap. Alfred worked at Plastic Fabrication for over 40 years, and he became well known throughout the region in the plastic's industry for his creative abilities to make just about anything out of plastic. He is survived by his wife Nancy and children: Stephanie-Oscar & Saskia, Christian (Jenn)-Maximus & Annie and Spencer (Lindsay)-Adalade. He will be greatly missed on golf courses, beaches, and at gatherings of friends and family.
A celebration of his rich but too short life will be held at Oakridge Country Club located at 1492 Shepard Ln, Farmington, UT on November 21, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15, 2015.