Carl Hans von Hofgaarden (1936 - 2013)

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Carl Hans von Hofgaarden

August 4, 1936 -
October 16, 2013

Carl grew up in Long Beach with his parents, Henry and Verna von Hofgaarden, and his siblings, Susan Straub and Nancy Smith. He graduated from Lynwood Academy and served in the Army where he met his now deceased wife of 46 years, Barbara. They raised 2 children, Tom and Susie, in Los Alamitos where they both still reside. Tom and his wife, Rosie, have two daughters, Nicole and Jessica. Carl owned Bear Equipment Rental in Paramount where he worked for many years. He loved restoring his pride '32 Ford which was featured in Hot Rod magazine. In recent years, he had enjoyed traveling with his dear companion, Lois Beane of Placerville, CA. He lived his life to the fullest, and departed with "not a problem in the world." Services will be held at Forest Lawn in Cypress on Saturday, October 26 at 9:00 a.m. Please sign the guestbook at
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Oct. 23, 2013
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