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Peter Klaus Fuge
June 27, 1941 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Peter was born in Halle, Germany. This time in world history was full of major turning points. Notably, Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of Russia, was launched just days before his birth, and not even 6 months away was the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Growing up was tough, especially after the end of WW2 in 1945 as his elementary and middle school years were filled with the formation of the East German state having the police strictly control daily life and the Berlin Wall was being constructed.
During this time, his mother, Elfriede Naujots, wed his stepfather, Walter Fuge and merged the family of his two older daughters, Ruth and Enna, and some years later also adding a son, Thilo, to the family. When Peter was 16, after finishing his schooling in chemistry and physics, he left home in search of his biological father, Artur Seebach. This journey would eventually bring him to California, but not before meeting his future wife, and love of his life, Helga Boettcher, at a youth hostile in then West Germany. He was tenant there for a short time, and she was there helping to provide childcare for the hostile owners children.
He would then connect with his father in the US, marry Helga; moving them both to California; started a career in paint coatings, and both becoming naturalized citizens together. They would have a son, Mark, and move to several places across the country along his career path, before settling and retiring in South Carolina where their son, daughter-in-law, Jennifer, and grandsons, Zachary and Dylan lived.
He was predeceased by his wife, Helga Fuge.
Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.