Richard R. Carle, 94 of Schofield, died Friday, January 27, 2012 at Sylvan Crossings under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, Wausau.
He was born November 11, 1917 in Brule, WI, son of the late Edward and Floy (Walker) Carle. He married Virginia St. Louis on October 21, 1939 in Phelps, WI. She passed away on May 19, 1986 in Wausau. Richard married Veronica Schaak on April 22, 1989 at St. Agnes Church in Weston, WI.
Richard grew up and went to school in the Iron Mountain and Kingsford, MI areas. He worked in a saw mill in Phelps WI, then as a truck driver in Escanaba MI, moved to Wausau and worked in construction. Richard then took welding classes at a technical school and became a welder for Wausau Iron Works and 3M, and taught welding at North Central Technical College. He was in the Civilian Conservation Corp, and during the war he got deferments to weld for the war effort.
A great athlete and sports enthusiast, Dick excelled in baseball, bowling and golf, but he also enjoyed watching the Brewers and Packers. Dancing, playing cards, gardening, woodworking and traveling were favorites of his. He was dedicated to his family and enjoyed spending time with them.
Survivors include his wife, Veronica, Wausau; two sons, Gary (Mary) Carle, Weston, and John Carle, Bishopville, SC; 3 grandchildren, Carissa (David) Marshall, Madison, WI, Christopher and Nathaniel Carle, both of Los Angeles, CA; two sisters, Jean Phillips and Evelyn Burns, both of MI; Veronica's children, Carole Blomberg, FL, Jim (Kathy) Schaak, CA, Mark (Katie Marie) Schaak, UT, Gale (Jim) Gilge, Rothschild, Mary (Gary) Barnett, Weston, 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren which were all an integral part of his family.
He was also preceded in death by 5 brothers, 4 sisters, and Veronica's son Edward Schaack and granddaughters Pamela Marquardt, Kim Schultz and Christine Milkey.
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Brainard Funeral Home – Everest Chapel, 5712 Memorial Court, Weston. Chaplain Wes Jedras will officiate. Entombment will be in Memorial Chapel Mausoleum, Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau . Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd. Wausau.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sylvan Crossings and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for the loving care they showed to Richard during his time there.