Passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 94 at his place of residence in Santa Rosa on May 1, 2012. Dearly beloved husband of 54 years to Barbara; loving father to son, C. David Brodhagen and daughter, Lisa Buchold (Erich); also survived by daughter in law Anna Karp (Roger) and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Carl was born and raised in Newton, KS; he served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII, worked at Aramco Oil Co. in Saudi Arabia where he met his bride on a blind date. They soon married in Zurich Switzerland on June 18, 1957. He worked for 13 yrs in Saudi Arabia before settling in Santa Rosa in 1962 to raise his children; He worked for the Sonoma County Assessor's office until his retirement; he was a member of SIRS and St. Luke's Lutheran Church; he loved golf, gardening, woodworking and Sudoku puzzles. Carl was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. At his request no formal service will be held. Private inurnment will be held in Newton, KS. Donations in his memory may be made to Memorial Hospice, 821 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401. DANIELS CHAPEL OF THE ROSES FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES 707-525-3730
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1225 Sonoma Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Published Online in the Press Democrat from May 9 to May 10, 2012