Ernst K. Kugler, 87, a Bethel resident for more than 60 years, died October 28 at Danbury Hospital. He was born in Murrhardt, Germany, January 8, 1926, son of Elisabeth (Elser) and Wilhelm Kugler. He was the husband of the late Elfriede Paula (Scheu) Kugler.
Two sons, Rudi Kugler, and his wife Karen, and Gary Kugler, and his wife Carrie, all of Newtown; a daughter, Sue Manzo, and her husband Rick, of Marietta, Ga.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews survive Mr Kugler. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Trudel Elser.
He came to the United States in 1953. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Danbury, the Arion Singing Society, and enjoyed his many activities at the Bethel Senior Center.
Mr Kulgler was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was a friend to many and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, Saturday, November 2, at 1 pm, with Pastor Walter Harper officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home preceding the service, from 11 am to 1 pm. Private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Heart Association, Connecticut Affiliate, PO Box 5022, Wallingford CT 06492-7522.
Online condolences may be offered at www.HullFuneralService.com.