Egger memorial set for Monday morning |

Egger memorial set for Monday morning

Randy Wyrick

Memorial services are Monday for one of Vail’s original Austrian transplants.

Lisa Egger died in her Vail home after suffering from coronary failure. She was 68.

A memorial Service is 10 a.m., Monday at the Vail Interfaith Chapel.

Egger was born Nov. 1, 1936, in St. Johann, Tyrol, Austria. She landed in the United States in 1967, working briefly at Stratton Mountain in the Bierken Haus.

It wasn’t long before she found her way west. Recruited by Sheika Gramshammer to come to Vail, she worked for Sheika’s and her husband Pepi’s Gasthof Gramshammer as a chef. She stayed for 20 years.

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Egger left the Gasthof Gramshammer for five years to work at the Marriott Mark Resort. Egger also worked at the Red Lion with Ziggy Kraus, and later at the Alpenrose with Klaus Fricker.

She left the Marriott and found her way home to the Gasthof Gramshammer for another 10 years. Egger retired about eight years ago, after an accident left her unable to work. She lived in Vail along Chamonix Road.

Egger is survived by two brothers and a sister who still live in Austria, several nieces and nephews, and many friends in the Vail Valley.

One of her nephews will take her ashes back to Austria, where the family will fulfill her wishes for them.

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