Alfred Krahenbuhl
1949 - 2015
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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.

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Published in The Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 1 to Nov. 15, 2015.
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November 10, 2015
Alfred 1967 Hillcrest Yearbook photo
Nancy, I spoke with Alfred just three months ago and he was looking forward to his 50th Reunion at Hillcrest and we had a terrific telephone conversation that was difficult to end and disconnect. I posted Alfred's obituary to the Hillcrest High Class of 67 Facebook page and have attached his yearbook photo. I would like to learn more about Alfred's life and share it with our class-mates ... he was well liked as a Husky ... would love to be at his memorial and hope his eulogy is recorded or otherwise preserved. Neal Ostler (801) 541-4167
Neal Ostler
November 9, 2015
We were so sad to read of Alfred's passing. What a gentle, sweet and fun man. Thinking of you and your family.
Love, Clayton and Dana
November 5, 2015
Nancy and family we are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful man. He was not only our boss but a very dear friend. I'm so glad that Ernie had the opportunity to speak to Alfred a short while ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Much love the Jensen family
Stephanie Jensen
November 3, 2015
Nancy and family - Danny and I are saddened we will not see Alfred again walking with you and the 2 little dogs. We've been thinking of you all and praying for you. I love the beautiful description of Alfred in his obituary. A man worth celebrating!

Shawnee McDowell
November 2, 2015
Nancy, I have so missed Alfred's laugh. My prayers are with you and the kids. He will never be forgotten. May you feel comfort in knowing the happiness he experienced sharing his life with you. Jody Stromberg - Plastic Fab/Fisher Group
November 2, 2015
I always had a great time playing golf with Alfred. Lots of fun just being around him. I could always spot Al on the golf course from several hundred yards away. Always dressed to the hilt, very colorful and with a big hat. Al was definitely "one of a kind". Whenever I play golf at Oakridge CC, I will always think of Al. Rest in peace, my friend.
Craig Newman
November 1, 2015
We loved golfing and being with Alfred and Nancy. Even though he was colorful in his golf attire there was always a feeling of class about him. We will miss him greatly and remember him often.
Kathy and Craig Stone
Kathy and Craig Stone
November 1, 2015
Lynn and I are so sorry to hear of Alfred's passing. What a fun, caring and color-loving man! Our thoughts are with you, Nancy, and your wonderful family at this time of sorrow. May your many memories bring you comfort, and please know that our hearts are with you.
Lynn and Mary Ann Holladay
October 31, 2015
Alfred was always dressed the way people wanted to but afraid of the reaction they might have gotten. He was a free spirit and a wonderful, kind man. My brothers and I enjoyed playing golf with Alfred every chance we got. He always had a kind word and shared his enthusiasm and his love for the game of golf. I will miss seeing his bright outfits and his smile at Oakridge Country Club. His memory will live on within each of us.
Mark Newman
October 31, 2015
Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Alfred on a few occasions but he always made much such a great impression. I hope you find comfort in all the great memories you had together.
Jo Lynn Lee
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