The rows of miners who went down the "katharina-schacht" in stockheim the number of miners who have driven in to earn their daily bread through hard work underground is dwindling. Among the deceased now also pays georg kohles, who turned 79 years old.
He was one of the last employees of the stockheim coal mine, which ceased its operations 50 years ago. Once a miner, always a miner, this sentence is especially true for georg kohles, jokingly called director strak (after the former manager). For he was a miner in body and soul.
Involved in the clubs
After working as a hauler and hewer, the neukenrother worked underground in uranium mining in the black forest as well as in forstau (austria). Membership and active participation on the board of directors of the stockheim and surrounding area club as a committee member have been a matter of course for the man from neukenroth over the past 50 years. His last rough assignment in 2016 was the removal of a miner’s tunnel at the mining exhibition in the neukenroth tapping hall. His tireless efforts were rewarded with the gold pin of honor in 1995 and honorary membership in 2010.
Kohles has also rendered enormous services to the neukenrother village community. So he showed presence in all local clubs. Wherever there was a need for a man, he was there. Especially appreciated were his modesty and humor. Thus, georg kohles led the neukenrother carnival parade as a "brakeman" for about 20 years with enthusiasm to. He will be sorely missed by the neukenroth village community and the knappenverein.