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Carl James Hocevar

January 11, 1940 — January 24, 2024

Wilsonville, Oregon

Carl James Hocevar

Carl Hocevar passed away in his home in Wilsonville, Oregon on January 24, 2024.

Born on January 11, 1940 he was the son of the late Joseph and Margaret Hocevar. Carl grew up in Kohler, WI, and was the oldest of four brothers.

He excelled in academics in high school, competed in pole-vaulting and played on the football team. Carl earned his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin, and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. It was in Seattle that he met and married Barbara Donati of Buckley, WA.

Carl’s career began in the aerospace field working for Boeing. Then he worked in the nuclear power industry where he was so alarmed by safety lapses in nuclear power plants that he was compelled to bring public attention to the risks. Carl dedicated himself to safeguarding the environment, and as a member of the Union of Concerned Scientists he contributed to an early book detailing advantages of solar power. He worked in several fields including solar energy and IT, and his final job was as a consultant for international energy development, which sent him around the world, spending time in numerous countries.

He was an avid runner and enjoyed taking his family hiking, camping and cross-country skiing. Carl and his family moved around, living in Washington, Idaho, Massachusetts, Colorado and Washington D.C. When Carl and Barbara retired they moved to Oregon where they lived out their final years.

Preceded in death by wife Barbara and parents Joseph and Margaret Hocevar. Survived by sons Michael Hocevar and Peter Hocevar, brothers Joseph (Nancy) Hocevar, Raymond Hocevar and Richard Hocevar, and four nephews.

A memorial service to celebrate Carl's life will be held at Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 11:30am.

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Memorial Service

Friday, April 12, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Wenig Funeral Home - Sheboygan Falls

711 Broadway P.O. Box 141, Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

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