Leonhard zink celebrated his 80th birthday on monday. Birthday at home in frankenstrabe in kleinlangheim. He grew up in langenberg and started an apprenticeship at the huppmann company in kitzingen in 1954 after leaving school. He remained loyal to the company for 46 years until retirement. As a fitter, he travelled far and wide in the world setting up breweries, and especially the sudhauser. In addition to his assignments in various european countries, he was also on assignment in south and central america, where he sometimes had the opportunity to spend a few days on vacation, for example on the beach in barbados. While working for a brewhouse in wurgau (near bamberg), he met his wife erika (b. Atzenhofer), who lived opposite the construction site. They were married in 1963 and the young couple lived in langenberg until the house in kleinlangheim frankenstrabe was built in 1968. There are three children of the marriage and six grandchildren congratulated on the anniversary. In addition to family and relatives, many friends, neighbors and acquaintances, the phone hardly stood still. In kleinlangheim, the jubilarian has made a name for himself through his hard work with the fruit and gardening association. When the wine was still being pressed at the gasthaus zum baren, he was already responsible for the metal work and, as a specialist in stainless steel work, he was instrumental in setting up the winepress station.
"In this division he was the good soul of the club for many years," praised 2. Mayor dieter zeller this longstanding commitment. Now the jubilarian is taking it a bit easier. Gardening and breeding rabbits and mallard ducks are on the agenda as well as a vacation with his wife in austria or in the bavarian forest. Text/photo: winfried worschech