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“Opi” Karl Schlosser

1935 - 2014, Santa Barbara

Karl Schlosser, age 78, passed away peacefully in his daughter’s and son-in-law’s home, on May 28th, 2014. Karl was born in Krndija, Croatia on September 4th, 1935 and grew up in Köflach, Austria. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Karl is survived by his children: Ingrid (Steven) Boehm, and Evelyn Schlosser; his grandchildren: Shane Prukop, Chris (Hannah) Prukop, Jeff (Ashley) Boehm and Ryan Boehm; his great-grandchildren: Shane Prukop, Channing Prukop, and Charlotte Prukop; his siblings: Anna (Peter) Keusch, Maria (Max) Walzl, and Siegfried (Christine) Schlosser; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces in Austria, Australia, Germany and the United States.

At the age of 21, Karl emigrated with Thea Schlosser, to the United States. Karl worked hard and achieved his American Dream. He utilized his metal fabrications experience---and Austrian Master’s degree in metal processes---to become the owner of TRICOSS, INC. (Tri-County Spring and Stamping) in 1975.

Aside from his undying love for all of his family, Karl also loved music (sang with the Vienna Boys Choir), cooking, old westerns, studied photography, and appreciated nature’s beauty. Moreover, Karl was candid, an entrepreneur, hard-working, generous, and greatly respected.

Much gratitude to Dr. Andrew Kerr and his staff, Assisted Home Care and Hospice, Senior Planning Services, and Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of SB for Dad’s excellent care and support.

In lieu of flowers, plant a tree or make a donation to the Boys and Girls Club or charity of your choice.

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