Carl C. Andrews

Nov. 23, 1925 - April 20, 2008

Carl C. Andrews, 82, of New Berlin, died Sunday, April 20, 2008, with his family at his side. Carl was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Cuba City.

He was the beloved husband of Norma (nee Krogman); proud dad of David (Sandy) Andrews and Nancy (Bob) Reitman; much loved "Pa" of Michael Berndt, Megan (Jason) Mays, Samuel Berndt, Benjamin Andrews and Ryan Andrews; loving great-grandpa of Avery Mays; and dearest big brother of Ruth (Fran) Eckerman and Iva (David) Modrich. Carl is further survived by many relatives, friends and colleagues.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Alberta (nee Clemens) Andrews, and two brothers, Lee and Glen.

Carl was raised in Cuba City until he entered the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served in World War II. After his discharge, he attended Platteville State Teacher’s College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education. He and Norma married Aug. 17, 1949. Carl was a science and math teacher at West Lima High School, as well as its basketball and baseball coach. He then taught at Hartford High School and Bloomington High School. Carl was a successful and much loved basketball coach.

In 1962, the Andrews family moved to New Berlin, where Carl was a math teacher at New Berlin High School (now New Berlin West). He became vice principal of New Berlin High School, and in 1969, became the founding principal of New Berlin Eisenhower High School. Carl’s determination to create a school for all students resulted not only in a first-class college preparatory school, but one where music, drama, home economics, business, industrial arts and special education had equally wonderful facilities and faculty. He retired from Eisenhower in 1986.

Carl was a charter member of the Cuba City Veterans of Foreign Wars, a member of the New Berlin Optimists and the New Berlin Scholarship Committee, and spent many years on the New Berlin Park and Recreation Committee.

In his retirement years, Carl spent time traveling with Norma, golfing and following all sports, especially high school sports. His family was always his No. 1 priority. The recent news that "Andy" was ill provoked a number of cards and e-mails from former teachers and students alike. The cards are a wonderful testament to his teaching, coaching and leadership for over 38 years. Carl’s family wishes to extend its sincere gratitude to all who took the time to write him - he read every word and was very touched by all who wrote.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home, 512 Canal St., Bloomington. A Mass of Christian burial will held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the New Berlin Eisenhower Scholarship Committee, 4333 S. Sunnyslope Road, New Berlin, WI 53151.

Martin Schwartz Funeral Home, (608) 994-2796, is serving the family.