Obit: Carl, Arthur A. #2 (1892 - 1974)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Carl, Martin, Kosmosky, Ray, Borde, Swann, Voss, Volp, Schiller, Riley, Brauner, Brown, Tews, Mech, Schwellenbach, Perrine, Drake, Kieser, Galstad, Dux, Nordin
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 2/07/1974
Carl, Arthur A. (18 November 1892 - 29 January 1974)
A former Neillsville mayor and carpenter-contractor here for many years, Arthur A. Carl of 221 Clay St., died January 29 at the age of 81. Mr. Carl served as third ward alderman for 13 years, in addition to serving as mayor for three terms. He was active in the I.O.O.F. Lodge and in the American Legion, as well as in civic affairs.
Funeral services were held Friday from Calvary Lutheran Church with the Rev. Ronald J. Nordin officiating, and interment was in the Neillsville City Cemetery. The Georgas Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born November 18, 1892 in the Town of Pine Valley, to Herman and Martha (Martin) Carl and was educated in local schools and worked for Roessler’s lumber company as a young man. A veteran of World War I, he enlisted in the army on May 14, 1918, served as a private in a heavy artillery unit, and saw duty in France. He was discharged at Camp Grant, Il., on May 29, 1919.
His marriage to the former Mary Kosmosky, who survives him, took place May 7, 1921, in Neillsville. Mr. Carl worked with Moen, Gall and Carl Carpenter-Contractors and later operated his own shop. He was a member of Haugen-Richmond American Legion Post No. 73 and of I.O.O.F. Lodge No. 198.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include one daughter, Mrs. Sam (Marian) Ray of Neillsville; one sister, Mrs. Walter (Elizabeth) Borde of Albion; three brothers, William Carl of Medical Lake, Wa., Harry Carl of Neillsville and Ernest Carl of Nekoosa; and one grandchild.
Pallbearers were: Walter Brown, Edgar Tews, Ted Mech, Ernest Schwellenbach, William Perrine and Russell Drake. “Asleep in Jesus” and “Abide with Me” were sung by Frederick Kieser, with Miss Marilyn Galstad as the accompanist. The Congregation sang “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.”
Among those attending the services were the following from out-of-town: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Borde, Albion; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Swann, Jr., and Miss Barbara Borde, Edgerton; Mrs. Anna Ray and Miss Sherri Ray, Milwaukee; Gust Ray, Green Bay; Harland Carl, Madison; DeWayne Carl, Neenah; Ernest Carl and Mrs. Robert L. Carl, Nekoosa; Mrs. Ida Carl and Robert Carl, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Voss, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. LaVern Volp, Omro; Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Schiller, Pittsville; Mrs. Betty Jean Riley, Chippewa Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brauner, Black River Falls; Mrs. John Kosmosky and family, Eau Claire.
DeWayne Dux was the bugler at the cemetery.
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