Obit: Gerold, Carl #2 (1911 - 2013)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Gerold, Steingenberger, Ketel, Schreiner

----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 09 Jan. 2013

Gerold, Carl (09 Aug 1911-06 Jan 2013)

Carl E. Gerold, 101, Englewood, Fla., and Willard died on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Sunnybrook Alliance Church, 6401 Sunnybrook Blvd. Englewood, Fla. Inurnment will be at a later date in Neillsville.

Carl Gerold was born on 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 1919. He then attended undergraduate school at UW-Milwaukee and UW 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 with the law firm of Gerold & Huiras, of which he was the founding partner. On Dec. 18, 1937, he married Mary Ketel, in Ladysmith. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage. In October 1943, Carl joined the Navy as an Lt. jg and served 28 months as executive officer aboard an LST in the Pacific Theatre. After returning from the service, he 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 and serving on the school board. In the mid 60s, Carl and Mary built the then modern nursing home, Hertigage, which continues to operate today. Upon retirement in 1973, he and Mary split their time with winters in Englewood, Fla., and summers at Rock Dam, near Willard. In Englewood he was a member of Rotary, Elks, VFW, Community Presbyterian Church, Sunnybrook Alliance Church, and was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. Fishing was his great love. The ship has left port and sailed into the sunset.

He is survived by one son (Geri) Gerold, Madison; one daughter, Paula (Robert) Schreiner, Lake Mills, Iowa; six grandchildren, Mark (Holly) Schreiner, Mary (Charles) Anderson, David 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 and Viviana Sarmiento.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary; and one granddaughter, Denise Schreiber.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to any organization of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, is assisting the familt with arrangements.





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