Karl Sivert Hove

Date of Birth

May 26, 1935

Date of Death

December 7, 2017

Karl Hove passed away peacefully on December 7, 2017 as a result of having Lewy Body Dementia. He was born to Peter and Lillian Hove on 5-26-35 at St. Francis hospital. He attended local schools and graduated from SBHS in 1953. California Electric hired him as an apprentice when he was 19. Later, Karl became the owner of that business. Karl had one child, Leslie, with his first wife. In 1971, Karl married Nancy Emerick and became a “real” father to Nancy’s 3 sons. In high school Karl and a few other boys stymied a car club “The Igniters”. To this day they are all still the best of friends who would do anything for each other. Their club grew to about 30 members and still exists today after 60 some years. Many times they held car shows and donated money for scholarships to Santa Barbara High School students. Also, he was active in the community. He was Dad’s Club president at Bishop Diego High School when the boys attended, on the Fiesta committee and did all the electrical for De La Guerra Plaza or many years. He was always willing to help out in any capacity. Karl will be greatly missed as he was a caring, loving true friend and an exceptional family man. He and Nancy had a great marriage and were thankful for their many friends. He is survived by his wife Nancy ,his sister Margaret Whitney (Brian) and his sons Jefferson (Evelyn), Craig and Todd and the love of his life, granddaughter Madison. Also, cousins and many nieces and nephews. Karl’s family would like to thank Katerina Zamyatina, her family and staff for the exceptional loving care and compassion he has received these last 5 years. In remembrance of Karl, if you wish, please remember Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care, 512 East Gutierrez St., Suite A, Santa Barbara, Ca. 93103.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Santa Barbara Elks Club on January 5th at 11AM.


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