Karl H. Tuckmantel, 86, of Hendersonville passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015 peacefully at home surrounded by his family.
He was born in Germany and had lived in Hendersonville for 23 years. Before retiring in 1993, Karl was employed by Square D and, as the company’s International Manager, had traveled extensively.
Karl was an avid photographer and a machinist. His passion for computers began with the Radio Shack TRS 80. During his retirement he built, repaired and tested computer systems. He connected many senior citizens with the internet.
Karl is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Bee Tuckmantel; five children, Heike Quinn and husband, Kevin, of Tracy, CA; Erik Lyngse and wife, Taryn, of Boca Raton, FL; Susanne Souri of Ontario, CA; Carla Canby and husband, Ken, of Orcutt, CA; and Kenneth Tuckmantel and wife, Janelle, of Boiling Springs, SC; eleven grandchildren, Brian, Kelsey, Brandon, Erin, Ian, Arianna, Bijan, Cameron, Adam, Hailey and Riley; and one great-grandchild, Ethan.
A memorial service will be held at 1:30 pm Monday, November 9, 2015 in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Steve Jones will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 – 1:30 pm Monday prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.