Obit: Carl, Ervin R. (1895 - 1957)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Carl, Martin, Wieting, Borde,
Korman, Ghent, Predoehl
----Source: Clark County Press
(Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) August 8, 1957
Carl, Ervin R. (18 September 1895 - 4
Ervin R. Carl, 61, of Greenwood, died
August 4, at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital at
Minneapolis, where he had been a patient since May 29.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday
afternoon from the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenwood.
The Rev. T. C. Predoehl of Withee officiated. Burial was made
in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Military rites were
conducted at the grave.
Mr. Carl was born September 18, 1895, son
of the late Herman and Martha (Martin) Carl, in Pine Valley.
He received his education in the Pine Valley Mound School, and for
26 years was employed by Korman and Ghent in their wagon shop in
On May 14, 1918, he entered service and
served overseas from September until March. He received his
discharge on March 9, 1919, at Camp Grant, Ill. Upon his
return from the service he continued to work at the blacksmith
His marriage to Ida Wieting took place
January 18, 1922, in Neillsville.
On March 15, 1937, the Carl family moved
to Greenwood, where he purchased a blacksmith shop which he
operated up to the time of his illness. While in Greenwood he
served as mayor for several years, fire chief for 18 years, and was
active in church and civic affairs. He had been ill for the
past two months.
He was a member of the Trinity
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Men’s Club of the church,
Wallis-Hinker Post, No. 238, American Legion, and the Greenwood
He is survived by his wife; a daughter,
Marjorie Carl, Rochester, Minn.; three sons, Harland Carl of
Madison, DuWayne of Eau Claire and Robert of Greenwood.
Other survivors include a sister, Mrs.
Walter (Elizabeth) Borde, Edgerton; and six brothers, Gust, Alfred,
Arthur and Harry, all of Neillsville, William of Medical Lake,
Wash., and Ernest of Nekoosa.
Funeral arrangements were made by the Georgas Funeral Home of Neillsville.
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