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Old 02-06-2012, 09:19 PM   #1
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Default RIP Leif Anderberg and Celebration of his Life

While this is likely to be of more interest to the SoCal group, all are invited to a "Celebration of Life" for Leif Anderberg. Many in the Ti community know of Leif and many around the world has met Leif, but some may not know much about Leif. Leif Anderberg and his dearly departed wife Fia were among the first and most enthusiastic BMW fans anywhere. Leif and Fia were honored as "Friends of the Marque" by BMW AG and the international association of BMW clubs. Leif and Fia founded the BMW Club in Los Angeles in April 1970, and he was very active in running the club until Fia's passing. We all shall miss him.

A date has been set for "Leif's Celebration of Life". It will be held in the infield of Santa Anita Park on April 29th, 2012 from noon to about 5pm. Tina, Leif's daughter would like to have vintage and other interesting BMW's parked on the green. If you would like to have your car be among that group, please RSVP to Kelley Sakata-Moon at sakatamoon@... or call (626) 905-1936.

Also, if you wish to add some remembrances of Leif, please respond as below.


In Memory

Leif Seth Anderberg

Departed this Life -January 24, 2012
Arrived this life -October 26, 1940

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In 1969, Leif and his wife Fia bought their first BMW, a white 2002. He fell in
love with the little car and with the marque. They started the Los Angeles BMW Club in 1970 and the rest, as they say, is history. For many of us old timers, our first introduction to the Los Angeles BMW Club was through Leif. Those who joined more recently remember Leif from various events, as an avid BMW model car collector, as a CCA National Technical Service Advisor, and as a columnist in the LA Club newsletter.

Leif is survived by his daughter Tina, his grandson Seth and a soon-to-be-born grandchild. Our deepest sympathies go to his family.

We need your reminiscences and photos for the BMW CCA Los Angeles Chapter "Whispering Bomb" newsletter and for the Celebration. Just a sentence or two with a memory of Leif would be great. Longer remembrances are good, too. We have a few photos from more recent years, but we sure could use some older ones (scanned and electronically transmitted would be ideal). The newsletter deadline is February 10. Please send your submissions to BMWCCALAnewsletter@... before Feb 10th to meet deadlines.

Thanks in sorrow;
Roger

As Leif often said:
"freude am fahren"
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