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Carl E Gerold

August 9, 1911 — January 6, 2013

Carl E. Gerold, 101, of Englewood, FL and Willard, WI died on January 6, 2013.Carl was born on Aug. 9, 1911, in Milwaukee, WI to Arthur and Pauline (nee Steigenberger) Gerold. He attended public schools in Milwaukee, Fredonia, and Random Lake, WI and graduated from Random Lake High School in 1919. He then attended undergraduate school at UW Milwaukee and Madison, WI and graduated from the UW Law School in 1936. He then began the general practice of law in Port Washington, WI for the next 40 years, mostly with the law firm of Gerold & Huiras, of which he was the founding partner. On Dec. 18, 1937, he married Mary Ketel, in Ladysmith, WI. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage. In October, 1943, Carl joined the Navy as a Lt.jg and served 28 months as Executive Officer aboard a LST in the Pacific Theatre. After returning from service, Carl became an active member of the Port Washington community, belonging to a number of organizations including Rotary, Barbershoppers, Ozaukee Lodge#17, UCC, and serving on the school board. In the mid-sixties Carl and Mary built the then modern nursing home, Heritage, which continues to operate today. Upon retirement in 1975 He and Mary split their time with winters in Englewood, FL and summers at Rock Dam, Willard, WI. In Englewood, he was a member of Rotary, Elks, VFW, Community Presbyterian Church, Sunnybrook Alliance Church, and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. He is survived by his son John (Geri) Gerold, Madison, WI, and daughter Paula (Robert) Schreiner, Lake Mills, Iowa. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Mark (Holly) Schreiner, Mary (Charles) Anderson, David Gerold, Lisa (Geovanny) Sarmiento, and Amy (Steve) Carpenter; seven great-grandchildren, Drew and Alex Anderson, Nathan and Joey Schreiner, Zach and Finn Carpenter and Zolia and Viviana Sarmiento. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary, and Granddaughter, Denise Schreiner. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Sunnybrook Alliance Church, 6401 Sunnybrook Blvd, Englewood, FL, on Thursday, January 10th at 11:00 a.m.Inurnment will be at a later date in Neillsville, WI.In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to any organization of your choice.Fishing was his great love. The ship has left port and has sailed into the sunset.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Carl's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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