Bert, a native Louisvillian, attended the University of Louisville.He was President of Kaden Companies, a commercial real estate development, investment and management company.He was also past President of the local chapter of The Building Owners and Management Association and served 12 years as Chairman of The Louisville Metro Parks Board.
She was energetic, full of life and a generous friend to all.
She is survived by her loving father, Morris Kaplan; beloved children: Deborah (Buckner) Tomlin and David Mink; much loved sister, Dana Camodeca (Dr.
Silvio) of Des Plaines, IL; devoted brother, Steve Kaplan (Ilene) of Chicago, IL; her cherished grandsons: Dylan Tomlin and Miles Hatchett; and many lifelong family and friends.
He never missed a sporting event or recital for any of his grandchildren and viewed his family as his greatest legacy.
Karla Mink, 58, died Friday, May6, 2011, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
She was an insurance agent for Shelter Insurance and was an active member of the American Legion, Post #113.
She was an avid reader, enjoyed cooking for her father, playing cards and spending every moment possible with her grandchildren.
Bert was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather and was involved in commercial real estate his whole life, putting together deals for apartments, office buildings and shopping centers.
His business lunches at The Terrace restaurant on top of the Kaden Tower were lengendary.
He was a member of Valhalla and his greatest joy was playing golf. As long as the sun was shining, he was on the first tee, waiting to share time with his friends and maybe even win a few bucks.
When not on the golf course, you could find Bert and Ann Leah, his loving wife of 51 years, at the race track or at a U of L game.