Still fit and active at 90

Still fit and active at 90

You really don’t see the 90 years of his busy life on egid thomas, who is still an active farmer. It is not uncommon to see him driving through the village on a rough tractor in the direction of a field or forest. "The forest is my hobby, says the rustic jubilarian.

He has long since handed over his former business to his son edgar and his grandchildren, but he still stays at home and "turns his little hand", this does not suit egid at all. On the feast day of the assumption of mary, egid thomas celebrates his 90th birthday. Birthday. To a large extent, his stable health is probably due to the fact that he can be justifiably proud of the results of his work and commitment to the local community.

Although his birthplace was bad kissingen, the former 2-year old is still regarded as a "hero" in his home parish of nudlingen. Mayor as an "original stone. The people of ortsburg trusted egid thomas with his helpfulness and energeticness as early as 1960 and elected him to the town council. Between 1972 and 1978, he served as 3. Mayor and in 1984 his council colleagues elected him to the office of 2. Mayor, a position he held until his retirement from active local politics in 1996. As a sign of recognition for his 36 years of service to the local community, the municipality awarded him the burgermedaille in 1996.

Always committed

Professionally, the trained fitter was always closely connected with agriculture and forestry. He took over his parents’ farm at a young age, later moved out and, as deputy local chairman of the bavarian farmers’ association (BBV), also put his heart and soul into promoting the interests of his profession.

For many years he organized the sugar beet transports to zeil and for three decades he was deputy chairman of the hunting cooperative. As a land expert, he prepared land value appraisals, was a game damage assessor and a member of the appraisal committee.

The wurzburg land consolidation directorate also made use of his expertise. In the course of the nudlingen land consolidation, egid thomas was entrusted with the office of the master path builder and thus with the redesigning of the network of field paths. Egid thomas also played a decisive role in the renewal of the village. The great trust placed in him also led to his election to the board of directors of the local raiffeisenbank, where he served for three decades, most recently as chairman.

Long years as a pilgrim

Egid thomas became known beyond the local area as the leader of the nudlingen pilgrimage to vierzehnheiligen. From 1979 to 2002, the committed christian held this office. In 1996, on his initiative, the beautiful fourteen saints wayside shrine was erected at the first resting place for pilgrims above the village.

Several local associations could and can rely on the member egid thomas. Among other things, he was active in the volunteer fire department, the local history society, the choir "frohsinn" and the catholic workers’ movement (KAB). Politically, the former CSU board member was involved in the local CSU association in his home community. In terms of local politics, his son edgar and his two grandsons franziska and julian have already made him their role model. All three also sit on the municipal council.

Egid thomas married his rita, who attended the same school class with him, in 1954. The marriage produced two daughters, elfriede and brigitte, and a son, edgar. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren will be among the well-wishers on his birthday. Unfortunately, egid thomas’ wife rita will not be able to attend the ceremony. After being cared for in a nursing home in munnerstadt for more than three years, she was finally taken from her incurable illness.

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