Services Held for California Breeder Altfillisch

Funeral services were held Feb. 8 for longtime California breeder Bert Altfillisch, owner of Granja Vista del Rio, who died last week at 87.

Services were at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Calif.

Altfillisch, who died Feb. 2, bred and campaigned stakes winners Hombre Rapido, Granja Realiza, and Pareja.

A native of South Dakota, he spent his career in construction, opening a business in Southern California in 1950.

He purchased his first Thoroughbred in 1960. In 1963, his family established Granja Vista del Rio in Corona.

His wife Mary, daughters Debra McGreger and Mary Ann Chouinard, and son Steven survive him.