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Carl Weber

1925 - 2014

Carl Weber, longtime resident of the South Bay, passed away suddenly but peacefully on April 20, in Templeton, CA. He was 88.

Carl was born in Detroit, Michigan to German immigrant parents John and Eva Weber. At the age of 2, the family moved to Los Angeles, CA. Carl attended Dorsey High School, but dropped out after tenth grade to enlist in the United States Marine Corps and serve his country during WWII. He was badly wounded in action taking a sniper's bullet to the chest on the island of Saipan. He served out his term on a hospital ship, a field hospital, and in hospitals in Honolulu, where he received his Purple Heart from, and was visited by, Adm. Nimitz, Gen, MacArthur and President Roosevelt, and lastly in San Diego Naval Hospital. There, he was operated on to remove 2/3 of the damaged lung and part of a rib where the bullet had lodged.

After his discharge from the Marine Corps, Carl met and married Fran Tullius, the love of his life. They settled in Gardena, CA and raised three children there. Carl was a machinist by trade, but in his mid-40s began a successful real estate career as a broker and investor. In 1984, he and Fran moved to Atascadero, CA, where he lived until his death. Fran preceded him in death in 2010.

Carl was the strong silent type, with a great dry sense of humor, and a deep hearty laugh. All his life he loved to build things, especially outdoors: gardens, walls, fences, patios, ponds, you name it. In his last few years he was most happy just being around his family, playing cribbage, or watching sports and old movies. He loved his friends at the VFW, Post 2814, where he could just hang out at his corner seat and have his MGD.

Carl leaves behind three children: sons Larry (Nanette Walden), John (Debra) and daughter Terri Vargas (Frankie); 7 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; his sister Rosemary, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A military memorial service will be held on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 12 Noon at the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial in Atascadero California, followed by a celebration of his life at the VFW post 2814, 9555 Morro Road, Atascadero CA 93422.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Carl's name can be made to the VFW, Post 2814. Please sign the guest book at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze from May 9 to May 11, 2014
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