Obit: Gerold, Mary #4 (1910 - 2007)

Contact: Carol (Purkis) Mitte

Surnames: Gerold, Ketel, Gilman, Lognecker, Snitman, Schreiner, Anderson, Carpenter, Sarmiento, Mohr

----Sources: CLARK COUNTY PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 08/29/2007 Page 10

Gerold, Mary (25 Aug. 1910 - 20 Aug. 2007)

Mary Gerold, age 96, of Willard, died on Monday, August 20, 2007 at St. Josephs Hospital in Marshfield WI.

Mary Ketel Gerold was born on August 25, 1910 in Neillsville the daughter of John Emil and Edna (Gilman) Ketel. Mary was baptized and confirmed in the Congregational Church by Pastor Lognecker. She attended the public schools in Neillsville and graduated from the High School in 1924. She then attended Milwaukee Downer College and became associated with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the Milwaukee Office. She was selected to become a member of the Trust Department of the Bank of West Bend where she was employed at the time of her marriage. On December 18, 1937 she married Carl E. Gerold in Ladysmith. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage. Mary was a member of the D.A.R. from childhood on she was also a member of the Greenwood Legion Auxilary. She must have been Sniteman Pharmacy's oldest customer since her father always brought her to the store and old C.C. would say, "Hello Mary" and give her a piece of candy. Mary was also a member of the Eastern Star in Port Washington and a Den Mother and a member of the Congregational Church in Port Washington. Mary loved playing Bridge and is the sole survivor of a group that played together for 49 years. She loved the area around Rock Dam and even helped pour the concrete for the cottage they built on the lake. She loved reading books and then donating them to the Church in Port Washington. Her latest home in Englewood, Fla. was designed together with her husband Carl in 1975.

Above all, she was a lady and will be sadly missed by her husband. God Bless her.

She is survived by her husband, Carl Gerold, of Willard and thier two children, John (Geri) Gerold of Madison, WI and Paula (Robert) Schreiner, of Lake Mills, IA. She is also survived by five grandchildren; Mark (Holly) Schreiner, Mary (Charles) Anderson, Dave Gerold, Lisa (Geovanny) Sarmiento and Amy (Steve) Carpenter, and seven great-grandchildren; Drew and Alex Anderson, Nathan and Joey Schreiner, Zach and Finn Carpenter and Zolia Sarmiento.

A memorial service for Mary will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, August 31, 2007 at the United Church of Christ in Neillsville, Wis. Pastor James Mohr will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the the time of the service on Friday. Inturnment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. A gathering of friends and fanily will be held at the American Legion Hall in Greenwood following the services at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United Church of Christ in Neillsville, Wis.

The Gesche Funeral Home of Neillsville is assisting Mary's family with arrangements.



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