Hadumoth "Hafi" Albl
December 1, 1928 – May 11, 2019
Hadumoth "Hafi" Albl was born December 1, 1928 in Elmhurst, Illinois, the 6th child of Anna and Richard Kulke. Her family returned to Germany when she was 4 years old. She grew up in Freiburg in the Black Forest and often spoke of an idyllic childhood with her family. Unfortunately, she also had to experience wartime on the home front, fleeing as a refugee, and eventually relocating to the U.S. She married Ludwig Albl on January 20, 1954 in Gengenbach, Germany, and the couple emigrated to start their new life together in Denver, CO. There they raised seven children. Being wife and mother was her sole purpose and joy. Along with her family and friends, she loved flowers, flower arranging, working in the garden, reading biographies in the evenings, and playing Scrabble. Later in life, she got tremendous joy from riding her electric tricycle and using her computer for emailing and browsing Facebook. Always a lover of languages, she gave careful thought to making the perfect Facebook comment. There was no pretense to Hafi, she exuded sincerity, caring, generosity and love.
Hafi died on May 11, 2019. Grieving family members include Mark (Karen) Albl, Dorothea (Matt) Burke, Veronika Albl, Dennis Durkin, Martin (Judy) Albl, Karin (Bill) Gertner, and Erich (Isabel) Albl; sister Uta (Hans) Pott and brother, Bernhard (Margarethe) Kulke; fourteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ludwig, son, Amadeus, three brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be at Atonement Lutheran Church, 6281 W. Yale Ave., in Lakewood on May 20, 2019 at 10:30am. Reception immediately following at the church. Graveside service is at 1:30pm at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery, (Staging Area C), 7777 W. 29th Ave., Wheat Ridge. All are welcome.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice.
"Looking back with profound gratitude on 90 fulfilling and happy years". - Hadumoth Albl
- Memorial Service Monday, May 20, 2019
- Reception Monday, May 20, 2019
- Committal Service Monday, May 20, 2019
Hadumoth "Hafi" Albl
May 17, 2019
My dear sweet Hafi,
I have missed your beautiful smile and gentle heart. May you Rest In Peace for all eternity. I think of you often, when I set my table, and add the napkins. I remember how you enjoyed coming to my home, how we shared a meal, how we shared our stories under the tent.
Hafi, you will always be in my heart.
May 16, 2019
So many! Where to start? Here is a simple one. Spending the nught when I was young, she brought us freshly made bread buns that were piping hot. Washed everything down with mint tea. Tante Hafi had the knack of making everyone feel special and cared for. I will miss her birthday greetings and her Facebook comments. Again, they always hit the spot!
May 14, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your mother. It is not easy loosing a mother. She seemed to enjoy life. Hold onto the memories.