Carl Bacher Hakenjos, Sr., age 90, died peacefully in New Orleans on Thursday, February 6, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph Blank Hakenjos and Elizabeth Bacher Hakenjos, his wife, Anna Martin Hakenjos and two children, Chris Hakenjos, Sr. and Meg Hakenjos. He is survived by his children Beth Wester (Randy), Koggie Hakenjos, Carl Hakenjos, Jr. (Shannon), and Tom Hakenjos, Sr. Step father of Kathy Oberthier (Bill). Grandfather of Jennifer Clark (Jack), Chris Hakenjos, Jr. (Angie), Emily Smith (Will), Sarah Wachter (John), Christine Hakenjos (Joe), Hannah Hakenjos and TJ Hakenjos, Jr. Step grandfather of Ryan and Tara Deffes, Brian Sone and Aidan Smith. Great-grandfather of Chase, Hudson and Gracelyn Hakenjos and Meredith Clark. His sole cousin is Alvin Baumer, Jr. and second cousin, Alvin Baumer III (Katie).
Born November 28, 1929, Carl lived in New Orleans, attended Rugby Academy and graduated from Tulane University in 1950 with a mechanical engineering degree and was active in Delta Tau Delta Fraternity. He then started a career with Williams McWilliams Dredging Company, retiring as a Vice-President. After his retirement, he stayed active as a consultant and served on various boards in the dredging and engineering community. His retirement brought him to Mandeville, Dallas TX, then back to New Orleans after Anna’s passing.
He was an active outdoorsman as he loved to fish and hunt with his sons and grandsons. A member of several carnival organizations and social clubs, he loved to dance and organized the events. He spent a lifetime loving his family and always caring for others. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Celebration of Life, which will follow a private inurnment, on Saturday, February 22, 2020, 1:00 pm, at the home of Beth and Randy. Call 504.442.2455 for details.
Carl’s preferred wish was that memorial donations be made to Lambeth House Foundation, 150 Broadway Ave., Attn: Natalie Hooks, New Orleans LA 70118 or www.lambethhouse.com, in appreciation and recognition of the excellent staff and their care of Papa. JACOB SCHOEN & SON FUNERAL HOME, 3827 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.schoenfh.com