Oskar Krockenberger – Temple Society Elder and former Business Manager over a 16-year period – passed away peacefully at Tabulam & Templer Homes for the Aged on Tuesday 6 November, aged 86 years. He had only been resident for a matter of weeks, following various stints in hospital over recent times.

Oskar is survived by his wife Gretel (Margarete) and their children Mike (with Nola, Yolanda and Ella), Ingrid (with Ben and Erin, Nick and MaryKate) and Tania (with Tarot). We also think of Oskar's brothers (Frieder in Geelong and Bruno in Sydney) and sister (Irene in the Barossa Valley) and their families.

Oskar's life was celebrated at a memorial service in the packed Templer Community Chapel at Bayswater on Thursday 15 November beginning at 2:00pm. Light refreshments in the Bayswater Hall followed.

Below you can browse some of the photos taken on the afternoon.

In the Car Park

The large Assembly


Mark speaking

Mark with Michael

Some lighter moments in the Reflections

Mark with Ingrid

Monika playing the Largo

Monika with "so nimm denn meine Haende..."

was that right?

Herta taking Photo

"Our Father..."

Mark with Gretel

After the Service

Refreshments in the Hall

Michael and Vyrna


The wider Family

Around the Drinks Tables

At the Coffee Table

Ernst and Peter

Kuno and Tony

Uli, Herman and Helga

Gisela and the Haerings


Oskar, as we will remember him

Remembering Oskar

Remembering Oskar

Remembering Oskar

Remembering Oskar