Obit: Gerold, Carl E. (1911 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Gerold, Steigenberger, Ketel, Schreiner, Anderson, Sarmiento, Carpenter, Huiras

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/09/2013

Gerold, Carl E. (9 August 1911 - 6 January 2013) With Flag

Carl E. Gerold, 101, of Englewood, FL, and Willard died Jan. 6, 2013. Carl was born Aug. 9, 1911, in Milwaukee to Arthur and Pauline (nee Steigenberger) Gerold. He attended public schools in Milwaukee, Fredonia and Random Lake and graduated from Random Lake High School in 1929. He then attended undergraduate school at UW-Milwaukee and Madison and graduated from the UW-Law School in 1936. He then began the general practice of law in Port Washington for the next 40 years, mostly with the law firm of Gerold & Huiras, of which he was the founding partner. He married Mary Ketel Dec. 18, 1937, in Ladysmith. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage.

In October 1943, Carl joined the Navy as a lieutenant Junior Grade and served 28 months as executive officer aboard an 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 60s, 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. 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, and daughter, Paula (Robert) Schreiner, Lake Mills, IA. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Mark (Holly) Schreiner, mary (Charles) Anderson, David Gerold, Lisa (Geovanny) Sarmiento and Amy (Steve) Carpenter; eight 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, Jan. 10, 2012 at 11 a.m.

Inurnment will be at a later date in Neillsville.

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  The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Carl’s family with funeral arrangements.





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