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To say goodbye to Andreas Wierig

Our colleague Andreas Wierig passed away last Thursday – completely unexpected for all of us in KHG and Studentenwerk. We are shocked and very sad!

He was somehow always there over more than 20 years, practically never ill and in many technical questions in our center, in the dormitories, in our daycare, in the QuellPunkt on the campus Melaten and also in our conference house in Heimbach often the only one who knew whats going on. He knew what to do if something got stuck. Then he didn’t talk much, maybe sometimes too little, but he thought about how best to solve the problems.

A few days ago, he told how he roamed his hometown of Stolberg during the Corona period and was happy to rediscover beautiful corners again and again. In recent times, we also noticed him changing ever so sligthly: He’s become more and more open and creative and has brought very good suggestions for improvement from his vast wealth of experience from many years of KHG and student union work.

We were happy to have him with all his knowledge, his continued presence – even on weekends, if it had to be – and with his commitment in our ranks.

His death is tearing a big hole in our team that we probably can’t fill. We will miss him very much.

We very much hope that he has arrived well in heaven! His deep faith has accompanied him through his life. We trust that he felt “wonderfully saved by good powers” as he made his way from Earth to heaven.

Tschüss Andreas and thank you for everything,

Your Student Union and KHG team