Karl Erich Meyer

Meyer, K pic webApr. 1935 ~ Apr. 2014

Karl was born in Alfeld Germany to Karl and Minna Meyer and passed away in Turlock, California at the age of 78. He came to California with his dear friend Lutz Ruhe in 1963, and they worked at the San Jose Zoo. Karl loved animals, especially birds and exotic animals, which played a role in his chosen profession at the zoo. He also loved being out in nature, using his talent of picking wild mushrooms, fishing or just enjoying flowers. Karl also enjoyed reading Wilhelm Busch books.

Karl lived larger than life, he loved to tell jokes and was always entertaining people with his fun personality. While he enjoyed living in California, he also cherished his annual trip to visit with friends and family in his hometown of Alfeld, Germany.

He is survived by his sister Hanna Aggarwal and her husband Pal Aggarwal as well as nephews Roy and Ralf Aggarwal of Canada; and numerous cousins in Germany. Karl was preceded in death by his parents .
Memorial service is pending. Donations can be made in his memory to American Heart and Stroke Association or SPCA.


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