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Fred E. Wahl


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Fred E. Wahl Obituary
May 21, 1916 - December 26, 2010

Frederick Elmer Wahl passed away Sunday December 26 at his home in Torrance, California, at the age of 94. He was preceded in death by his wives, Hazel (Carroll) Wahl and Lessie (Adams Roblee) Wahl. Fred was one of twelve children born to Albert John Wahl and Emma (Benning) Wahl of Morgan Township, Oconto County, Wisconsin, and grew up on the family farm. He worked as a telephone lineman and an electrician. Fred moved to Los Angeles in 1942 and was employed by Douglas Aircraft Company (later McDonnell Douglas) at their plants in El Segundo, Long Beach, and Huntington Beach. Over 28 years, his jobs there ranged from aircraft assembly worker to spares systems analyst. He ended his career there as logistics engineer in the astronautics division. In 1970, he began his second career as an automobile salesman, primarily at Hessell Chevrolet in El Segundo, until his retirement in 1980. Fred married Hazel Marie Carroll in 1943 and five years after her death in 1978 he married Lessie (Adams) Roblee, who died in 2002. Fred was a longtime resident of Westchester and lived at New Horizons in Torrance for the past twenty-seven years. He leaves behind many friends at New Horizons, where he was the champion aluminum can crusher for the recycling club. He is survived by his son, Michael and daughter-in-law, Rita of Los Angeles; granddaughter, Katy of El Segundo; grandson, Drew and granddaughter-in-law, Andrea of Staten Island, New York; sisters-in-law, Joan Carroll of Lomita and Verine Wahl of Morgan; brother-in-law, Joseph Porter of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin; and numerous nephews, nieces and their families. We will miss his strong spirit, positive attitude, sense of humor and unfailing love and friendship. Services will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery, 5835 West Slauson Avenue, Culver City, California on Thursday, January 6, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation, 1880 North Academy Drive, Los Angeles CA 90012 or at their website: www.lapmf.org. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on Jan. 5, 2011
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