Karlsfeld: Mourning for Hans Guldner – Dachau

For decades, swimming in Karlsfeld was associated with the name of Hans Guldner. The longtime sports official and SPD local councilor recently died at the age of 85. Born on January 13, 1937 in what was then Yugoslavia, his family fled to Austria in 1944, where he grew up. At the age of 20 he came to Germany, studied here and became an engineer. He spent several years with his wife Christine in Canada and the USA, where their two daughters were born, before the family moved back to Europe.

The Guldners had lived in Karlsfeld since 1973, and he had been involved with TSV Eintracht since 1974, which made him an honorary member for his services to the club. From 1980 to 2011 Hans Guldner was chairman of the swimming department. During his tenure, the athletes achieved numerous successes in both competitive and synchronized swimming, up to and including the world championship title, as the TSV reports on its website. He himself even managed fifth place at the Bavarian senior championships.

However, Hans Guldner was not only active in sports, his second passion was local politics. In 1990 he moved to the municipal council for the SPD, where he was a member until the 2014 election. From 1996 on he also held the position of sports officer there. In an obituary, his Social Democratic party friends describe Guldner as a critical spirit who was by no means a party soldier: “He often gave us his opinion and represented his opinion in the municipal council, even if it wasn’t on the SPD line.” Hans Guldner leaves behind his wife Christine, two daughters and three grandchildren.

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