Edward E. Hartnagel January 26, 1926 - December 13, 2011 Born in Monterey Park and lived in Los Angeles County his entire life. Served in the Navy on an LST during World War II. Worked as a nurseryman and ultimately retired as the superintendent of South Coast Botanical Gardens. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Catherine; his sister, Florence; and his son-in-law, Louie. Survived by his four daughters: Dawn, Susan, Judy (Rick) and Jean (Steve). Also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Memorial service will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Disabled American Vets.

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  1. Cathy Hartnagel was my master teacher at Jefferson Elementary when her husband was diagnosed with cancer.I will not forget the fear she felt. She was a dedicated teacher and she has since passed. It is with sorrow that I read of Mr. Hartnagel’s passing. I never knew him but always thought he was a special man. My sincere condolences to you, the family of two wonderful people. I went on to teach elementary school in Torrance and am now retired. Kathie Austin

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