Carl Henry Zangger Jr. 93, of Dana Point, California, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, died on May 28, 2014. He was born in Remsen Iowa to Karl Henry Zangger and Rose Marie Wyffels Zangger and moved to Altadena California at age 16. He graduated in 1938 from John Muir Technical High School, Pasadena, California. He served in the South Pacific during WWII with the US Navy.
Carl began his lifelong career at Tuttle Brother’s Nusery. Later became co-owner of Perry’s Plants Nursery. He was a past President of California Association Of Nurserymen, active in the horticultural industry and a consultant for Sunset Magazine.
Carl is survived by his wife of 72 years, Alice Neely Zangger, son James M. (Ann); daughters Jane Guccione (George) and Lori Tebbs Austin (Daryl); eight grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; brother James B. Zangger of Round Rock Texas; sisters Kathleen Dahlquist of Laguna Beach CA and Lorraine Johnson of Palo Alto CA.
Services will be held at O’Connor Mortuary, Laguna Hills Chapel (949) 581-4300 June 5, 1:00 PM. Followed by graveside services Friday, June 6, 1:00 PM at the Carpinteria Cemetery with reception at Carpinteria Community Church.