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28.11.2016 16:28:18 | OK Lauberhorn
Dear „Vik“, we miss you dearly
Wengen, November 28th, 2016

Media release
 
Viktor Gertsch has passed
It is our painful duty to inform you that our long-standing president and at last our honorary president of the International Lauberhorn Races in Wengen, Viktor Gertsch, has passed away at the age of 74 years. After his hospital stay of serveral weeks he has taken his last journey on Saturday, November 26th, 2016.
„Vik“ has characterized the Lauberhorn Races in the last decades, 44 years as its president. To organize the races he was always willing to break down barriers, to achieve the maximum for Wengen and for this sport event. Our honorary president could motivate his people,especially when the « Guggiföhn » acted bizzarely or other inconveniences happened. He was a charmer but also a gentleman, his grim sense of humor we will all remember.
 
Viktor Gertsch played an active part in the Lauberhorn family to the last. He would never push himself to the fore, he did focus on the skisport and on the Lauberhorn Races. Genuine modesty -  that’s what he lived for. It is Viktors last will, that his funeral will take place within the closest family circle. A public commemoration is going to happen on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 at 2pm, in the Congress Centre in Interlaken. We highly recommend to use the public transport.
 
The International Lauberhorn Races Wengen condoles the family Gertsch, the immediate family and all friends.
 
Dear „Vik“, we miss you dearly, we make sure that your race will always inspire the people.
 
INTERNATIONAL LAUBERHORN RACES
 

Mourning address:
Heidi Gertsch-Berger
Chalet Lauberhorn
3823 Wengen
 
To donate, instead of flowers, you are kindly asked to support the Ski-Club Wengen, IBAN number
CH61 0900 0000 3000 7456 2, note „Viktor Gertsch“
 
For questions, please contact:
Franziska Wyss
f.wyss.wengen@bluewin.ch
079.295.17.63
 
Press release