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1-27-22, Carl William Nienaber, II, 69

In loving memory of Carl William Nienaber, II, who passed away at home in Ojai, California, on January 27, 2022.

Carl was born in New Jersey on August 12, 1952, to parents Carl William Nienaber, Sr. and Margaret Ann Thorpe. He had three sisters, Patricia, Carol Ann (who passed away last year), and youngest sister Jeanette. The family relocated to Arizona where Carl graduated from high school in 1970.

Carl was a true man of the ocean as a commercial diver of abalone for many years in the California Channel Islands. He was a friend to so many kids who sought his advice and encouragement.

His passion for the sea was only matched by his love for his children, grandchildren, friends and family.

Carl is survived by sister Jeannette Nienaber Komadina (Kent Komadina) and her family; lifetime loving partner, Carol “Cally” Houck; children Alyssa Conner Patten (Scott Patten), Taylor Nienaber Kennedy (Ace Kennedy), Carl William Nienaber, Greg Houck (Taylor Houck) and five grandchildren.

A Memorial Celebration will be held in the Spring at Solimar Beach, Ventura, CA. Date TBA.

Obit Nienaber photo

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