CTC mourns the passing of Gene Alt
Consider the Conversation is mourning the passing of Gene Alt, father-in-law of producer Michael Bernhagen.
Together with Terry Kaldhusdal’s father-in-law, Chuck Herro (1921-2016), Gene was part of the inspiration behind the Emmy-nominated Consider the Conversation 2: Stories about Cure, Relief, and Comfort.
Gene lived with metastatic prostate cancer and end-stage renal disease for several years and the journey was difficult because he endured repeated cycles of ER visits, hospitalizations, nursing home stays, and home health care.
All because he loved life more than anyone we know.
Toward the end, though, he gave his family the ultimate gift, choosing to spend his final days at the inpatient hospice facility where is son-in-law, Bernhagen, works.
While there, peace and comfort reigned, unfinished business was completed, and his wife of 62 years and his youngest daughter got to hold his hand as he took his last breath on this Earth.