At the age of 74, zapfendorf entrepreneur siegfried porzner has passed away. From a young age he was politically and socially active in many areas and did so with great success until his unexpected death after a heart operation. His commitment was honored on many levels during his lifetime. Porzner was, among other things, an honorary citizen of the community of zapfendorf and bearer of the federal cross of merit on ribbon. He is survived by his wife rosmarie and three children.
When siegfried porzner was born in zapfendorf in 1939 as the sprob of an old-established business family, the community still belonged to the district of (bad) staffelstein. Even as a young man, the deceased was politically active and was the district chairman of the young union until the district area reform in 1972. When it became clear that zapfendorf would then belong to the district of bamberg, he and like-minded people founded the zapfendorf CSU local association. The then 33-year-old was elected to the municipal council and the district council of bamberg, where he remained until 1990. He was a member of the city council until 2008, a total of 30 years. For his services, the community of zapfendorf named siegfried porzner an honorary burger after his retirement.
He took over the family business together with his brother hans for their father, who died early in the 1960s. Both extended the company, which mines sand and gravel in the main valley, continuously. Numerous functions, among others at the chamber of industry and commerce and the industry and trade committee, testify to siegfried porzner’s commitment to the associations. Until the end, he was a member of the executive board of the sand and gravel division of the bavarian industry association – since 1972. The company’s exemplary environmental performance was praised several times. For example, the porzner company has been awarded the german restoration prize for the near-natural design of quarry ponds several times. Porzner has always impressed his fellow men with his helpfulness and his coarseness. He was therefore a welcome member of many associations.