Obit: Carl, Herman Arthur “Butch” (1923 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Carl, Dux, Seelow, Bodendorfer, Acker, Hartmon, Berg, Perushek, Mitte, Lawson, Magnuson, Mueller

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

Carl, Herman Arthur “Butch” (12 December 1923 - 3 January 2013)

Herman “Butch” Carl, 89, of Neillsville died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at Memorial medical Center in Neillsville.

Herman Arthur Carl was born Dec. 12, 1923, at home on South mound in Neillsville, the son of Gustave and Lillian (Dux) Carl. He attended South Mound School and graduated from Neillsville High School. After his graduation, he helped on the family farm and also had his own milk route, which was the first in the area to include a bulk tank.

He was united in marriage to Berdella Seelow Nov. 2, 1946, at the Zion Reformed 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 Robert before being hired at Sunburst Youth Homes. He spent 17 years transporting youth for until it closed its doors.

Butch was a charter member of the Neillsville Men’s Club and a past member of the Neillsville Lions 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 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 and Evelyn Mitte of Neillsville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Florence.

A memorial luncheon will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 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.

Online condolences may be made at





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