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1969 Carl 2021

Carl Zuehlke

December 31, 1969 — March 20, 2021

Always a hard worker, Carl began work at the Northern Pacific Railway and left Montana when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to serve in World War II.  He made his way throughout several states before settling in Sacramento, California and starting a family.  Carl worked at the Libby’s Cannery for several years before joining the Sacramento City Fire Department making his way to the rank of Captain.  He moved back to his native Montana, but became a “snow bird”: spending his summers in Clinton, Montana and enjoying the warm sun and hot mineral pools near Palm Springs during the winters.  Carl enjoyed riding his bike, swimming, shooting hoops, watching football and basketball and made friends wherever he went.  He’ll always be remembered for his great story telling and he will be dearly missed. Carl is survived by his daughter Carla Zuehlke, grandchildren Stephanie McChesney (Jeremy) Sydney Corley (Michael) and Scott Tanimoto and great-grandsons Matthew McChesney and Ethan Corley.

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Friday, June 18, 2021

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