The Endress+Hauser Group is in mourning for Alice Endress. Following a brief illness, the widow of the company founder died peacefully in her sleep on 6 July 2016, surrounded by her family. She was 97 years old.
Alice Endress-Vogt was born on 14 May 1919 in the community of Schwyz in central Switzerland. After attending a trade and hotel management school, she moved to the south of Switzerland where she met Georg H Endress who was performing his military service in Tessin. The couple married in 1946 and had their first child, a son, one year later. Three more sons and four daughters followed.
Throughout her life, Alice Endress deliberately maintained a distance from the company that her husband started in 1953. For many Endress+Hauser employees she was nevertheless an important and esteemed person. She was present at many company events until the last months of her life, especially in the Basel region, and always felt very comfortable in the midst of things. She attended the annual Endress Family Day in Berlin as recently as May 2016.
Alice Endress was laid to rest in Arlesheim, Switzerland next to her husband who passed away in 2008. Family and companions said their final farewells during a service at the Arlesheim Cathedral on 19 July.