11/27/1922 Chicago, Illinois
Carl passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 7 in his home in San Fernando Valley. He lived a long and exquisite 91 years, surrounded by friends, family, and all who loved him. He lived most of his life in San Fernando with his loving wife Mary Elizabeth Lau. Carl was born November 27, 1922 in Chicago Illinois to parents Theodore Lau and Irene Weinfurt. He moved to Los Angeles with his mother and attended San Fernando High School and later USC, where he received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Shortly after his graduation he entered into the US naval service as a First Class Seaman USNR and was discharged in 1946. Meanwhile, Carl was married to his high school sweetheart Mary Elizabeth Gregoire at the First Methodist Church in San Fernando on Wednesday, June 20, 1945. He was a giving member of his community serving as Treasurer of Kiwanis International Club of Sylmar for many years. He and Mary were co-owners of the Country Antique Mall for over 30 years. He also continued to be a dedicated member of the First Methodist Church in San Fernando throughout his life. Carl is survived by his beloved wife Mary Lau, his two children Theodore Lau and Katrina Lau Tekulve Lau. He also leaves behind his seven grandchildren, Sarah Tekulve, Ryan Tekulve, Katie Tekulve Phelon, Drew Tekulve, Kyle Kloepper, Bevin Kloepper, and Tessa Lau, as well as his two great grandchildren, Harvey Phelon and Eleanor Kloepper. Carl was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Carl was always cracking jokes and making people smile. He will be remembered as a wonderful inspiration and ray of sunshine to anyone who met him. Public visitation will be held from 11-1, memorial service at 1, and an internment ceremony from 2-3, at Eternal Valley 23287 Sierra Hwy, Newhall, CA 91321. Family is asking in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Kiwanis in Sylmar, through their website at: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/?key=kif
Saturday 15, February 2014. Public visitation from 11-1, memorial service from 1-2, internment ceremony from 2-3.
In lieu of flowers family is asking for donations to Kiwanis Club of Sylmar