Karl Axel Malmberg
(1934 - 2009)

Karl Axel Malmberg

March 31, 1934

Washington, United States of America
July 4, 2009

Karl Axel Malmberg passed away on July 4, 2009 in Anacortes, Washington.

Karl Axel was born in Sweden on March 31, 1934. He attended college and graduate school earning a degree in mechanical engineering. He moved to the United States in 1968 to work for The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington. Karl Axel worked for Robbins Company where he designed mining machinery until he retired and moved to La Conner in 1999.

One of his proudest moments was when he became a United States citizen on March 1, 1974.

His great love was sailing and he spent many years boating around the Puget Sound and Canadian Islands. He always loved the sun and wind upon his face.

Karl Axel also enjoyed singing and participated in choirs in both Seattle and La Conner. He loved to dance, listen to music, and especially listening to his wife play the old standards on the piano.

Karl Axel's weekly pleasure was playing bridge with his friends in La Conner. And spending time relaxing on the deck enjoying the sunshine with his four-legged companion, Winston.

Karl Axel was always a happy man, smiling and providing kindness to everyone he met. People that knew him said that Karl always saw the best in everything. He was a warm and gentle man who loved life.

Karl Axel is survived by his wife, Pam, in La Conner; his sister, Margot Ericsson; two daughters, Agneta Hagelin and Solveig Bodin; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren in Sweden. He was preceded in death by his second wife, Kerstin Malmberg.

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Pam, you brought so much light into Karl's life. Thank you for the opportunities you provided for Jack and me to get to know Karl. Your are a remarkable hostess. Thank you for sharing your home with our children on many occasions.

Laurie, you provided Karl with a "late in life" duaghter. What a gift! Thank you for planning the leisurely pace of your wedding weekend. That enabled Jack and me to spend exceedingly pleasant time with Pam and Karl in the lovely setting of Rosario.

John, you became a son for Karl in his final years. I am confident that he deeply enjoyed those many hours spent with you.

May the awareness of the many joys through the years bring peace and comfort to each of you. And may Karl's gentle soul rest in peace.

Mary Schmertz (Family)
September 8th, 2009
Remembering Karl is such a joyful experience.

John and Laurie became engaged at Christmastime, 2003. Mary and I learned of this wonderful event upon our arrival in Seattle in December. I developed a cold, wheezing.... and we landed in the hospital! But nothing would keep us from meeting Pam and Karl on Christmas Day. When we arrived, directly from the hospital, we were greeted with overwheling warmth by Laurie and John, Pam and Karl and all of our fmily. It was beyond delight.

On all of the occasions since that glowing day, we have shared extraordinarily happy times with you,Pam, and Karl.

May Mary and I take this opportunity to thank each of you, reading this rememberance. You have contributed to the joy which was Karl's hallmark.

Karl was so very easy to love. He will remain in our hearts always.
Jack Schmertz (John's (Laurie's husband)
September 7th, 2009
We are saddened by the news of Karl's passing. We are glad to have shared some wonderful memories on several Florida vacations. Karl epitomized strength and passion for life. Our thoughts are with Pam, Laurie and family. Much love, Lauri, Kelly, Leah and Julia Naumec
Lauri and Kelly Naumec (Family Friends)
August 2nd, 2009
Karl always had a smile on his face and love in his heart and we will miss him so much. We had some very special family moments over the years with Karl and Pam and we cherish the memories. We feel truly blessed to have known Karl.
Sherry Hubbard (sister to Pam)
August 1st, 2009
I met Karl just a few years ago through my wife, Linda, who is a very good friend of Pam's.
I have not known a kinder, more gentle man than Karl. When Karl would talk of fond memories of his life he would always get tears in his eyes which would generally result in me tearing-up also, but his stories were so interesting that I always wanted more. I will miss him.
David Gustafson (friend)
July 28th, 2009
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"Dear Karl Deep in our hearts are your words "I just want to make you happy"...and you have, forever! Your smile, your positive attitude, your embrace of life will hold your family and friends together. Thank you our dear friend!"
Dan & Donna Abrams
July 27th, 2009


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