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Herman "Butch" Arthur Carl

December 12, 1923 — January 3, 2013

Butch Carl, age 89, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center in Neillsville.Herman Arthur Carl was born on December 12, 1923 at home on south mound in Neillsville, WI the son of Gustave and Lillian (Dux) Carl. He attended South Mound School and graduated from Neillsville High School. After his graduation, he helped farm on the family farm and also had his own milk route, which was the first in the area to include a bulk tank. On November 2, 1946 he was united in marriage to Berdella Seelow at the Zion Reform Church in Neillsville. They shared 66 years united in marriage. Butch eventually moved away from farming and sold his milk route to Arlo Lawson and Earl Magnuson. He then worked road construction for three years before opening Butch and Berdella's Tavern on Sixth Street in Neillsville. They owned the tavern for 14 years before selling it to Mel Mueller. Butch then spent a few years driving semi-truck, hauling gas, for his son, Roger, before being hired at Sunburst Youth Homes. He spent 17 years transporting youth for Sunburst until they closed their doors.Butch was a charter member of the Neillsville Men's Club, and a past member of the Neillsville Lion's Club. Along with a passion for playing cards, he and Berdella enjoyed wintering in Arizona for the past 15 years. He is survived by his wife, Berdella and three children, Eugene August (Linda) Carl of Phoenix, AZ and their twin daughters, Brittany and Breanna, Roger Wayne Carl of Neillsville, WI and his sons, Brandon (Heather) Bodendorfer and their daughter, Arianah and Bradley Acker and Wendell Gustave (Sherry) Carl of Boca Roton, FL and their children, Andrew Carl and Nikki (Jayson) Hartmon and their children, Jacob and Stella. Butch is also survived by three sisters, Eilean (Robert) Berg of Fresno, CA, Jeanette (Tony) Perushek of Neillsville, WI and Evelyn Mitte of Neillsville, WI.He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Florence.A Memorial luncheon will be held from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Apple Valley Bar and Grill in Neillsville.In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association or the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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