Obit: Gerhardt, Calvin W. (1930 - 2011)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon



Surnames: Gerhardt, Wilding, Kalsow, LaFond, Vine, Bjerke         


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) December 14, 2011


Gerhardt, Calvin W. (1 December 1930 - 5 December 2011)


Calvin W. Gerhardt, 81, of Neillsville died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.


Calvin was born Dec. 1, 1930, the son of Willard and Martha (Wilding) Gerhardt. He attended Reed School and graduated from Neillsville High School in 1949.  He was united in marriage to Gladys Kalsow June 3, 1950, and together they purchased the family farm and continued to farm there until their retirement.


Calvin was a member of the United Methodist Church in Neillsville.


He is survived by his wife, Gladys, of Neillsville; a daughter, Judith (David) LaFond, of La Crosse; a son, Kenneth (Janet) Gerhardt, of Neillsville; five grandchildren, Philip, Melissa, Krystal, Kimberly and Benjamin; and sister-in-law, LaVerne Gerhardt, of Madison.


Calving was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Clyde, Glenn and Dale; and a sister, Leone Vine.


Funeral services for Calvin were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Gesche Funeral home in Neillsville.  Pastor Douglas Bjerke officiated.  Visitation was from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday morning prior to the service. Interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery.


Online condolences may be made at


The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Calvin’s family with funeral arrangements.



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