Obit: Gerold, Carl E. #4 (1911 - 2013)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Gerold, Steigenberger, Ketel, Schreiner

----Source: The Loyal TRG (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 05 June 2013

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

Carl E. Gerold, 101, Englewood, Fla. And Willard, died on Sunday, June 6, 2013. A celebration of life service will be held at United Church of Christ, 515 W. 2nd St., Neillsville, at 2 p.m., on Friday, June 14. Inurnment will follow in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Carl Gerold was born on Aug. 9, 1911, in Milwaukee, to Arthur and Pauline (nee Steigerberger) 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 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 & Huriras, 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 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 which in the mid 1960s. Carl and Mary built the then modern nursing home, Heritage, which continues to operate today. Upon retirement in 1975, he abnd Mary split their time with winters in Englewoon, Fla., and summers at Rock Dam near Willard. In Englewood, he was a member or 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 has sailed into the sunset.

He is survived by one son, John (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 Vivianna Sarmiento.

He was preceded iin death by his wife, Mary; and one granddaughter, Denise Schreiner.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the United Church of Christ, American Legion Post #238, Greenwood, or any organization of your choice.

Online condolences may be made at

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



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