He was one of the pioneers of Carinthian state politics and was the second member of the People’s Party in the Carinthian state parliament in 1979. On November 5, Reinhilde Altersberger closed her eyes forever at the age of 90. His friends will remember him as a connecting, balancing and encouraging personality.

Altersberger was born in Allgäu on 13 January 1934 and began her political career at a time when she was faced with a different understanding of women’s roles. When Altersberger married in 1958, she moved from Bavaria to Sonnegg in Sittersdorf/Žitara vas, where her husband worked as a forester. He entered local politics in the early 1970s as a local council member and rose to the post of deputy mayor. She moved to the state parliament in 1979. In later years she was involved in the state parliament and in the women’s movement, which she chaired at regional and state level, and was strongly committed to women’s and family issues.

In 1984, Altersberger was the founder of the Klagenfurt women’s shelter, the first in Carinthia at the time. She was also a founding member of “Aktion Leben” and the Carinthia Relief Organization. From 1991 to 1997 she was also president of the Carinthian aid organization and took part in the “Save the Child” project. In conclusion, Altersberger was a pioneer and bridge-builder in keeping with the spirit of humanity.

The deceased was buried in the Tainach parish church from 17.30 on Wednesday, November 15, where prayers for him will be held at 18.30. Funeral services will be held at Tainach Parish Church on Thursday, November 16 at 2pm.

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