R.O. (Rainer) Keglowitsch

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Rainer O. Keglowitsch, ALS
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1962-1988
Known for ALSA Council Member, 1969-1970

Rainer O. Keglowitsch passed away suddenly January 2, 1988 while vacationing in Vernon, BC.

Mr. Keglowitsch was born on July 27, 1928 in Mitterndorf, Austria. He attended the University of Leoben in Austria and graduated in 1954 with a degree in mining and petroleum engineering.

Rainer and his wife Karin immigrated to Canada in 1957 and settled in Unity, Saskatchewan where he was employed as mining engineer in a potash mine. They moved to Calgary where he articled to D.M. Hornby and O. DeSantis and became registered as an Alberta Land Surveyor on November 2, 1962.

Mr. Keglowitsch set up his own practice in Three Hills, Alberta and in 1970 moved his practice and family to Edmonton. In May of 1984 he moved to Athabasca and became surveyor and engineer for the County of Athabasca.

Rainer served on the Council of the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association in 1969 and 1970 and was particularly active as Chairman of the Special Committee on Preservation of Survey Monuments.

He was survived by his wife Karin, three sons and two daughters: Michael of Canmore, Peter of Edson, and Roger, Ginette and Katherine of Edmonton.

Members and friends will recall the pit-roast barbeque dinners that were held at Keglowitsch's cabin at Sylvan Lake in the early years of the annual golf tournament and will always remember Rainer as an excellent host and entertainer.

Dave Holmberg, ALS