Carl A. Pillsbury

Dec. 4, 1917 - March 5, 2009

Carl A. Pillsbury, 91, of Waukesha, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Linden Grove Nursing Home in Waukesha.

Carl Albert Pillsbury was born in Union Center on Dec. 4, 1917, son of James and Carolina (Graf) Pillsbury. On Aug. 18, 1945, he married the former Gladys M. Buchert in Watertown.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II from 1941 to 1945.

Carl had been employed at Spencer Cadillac in Waukesha as an automobile mechanic for 34 years.

Carl was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys Pillsbury of Waukesha; his children, Cheryl Evans of Waukesha, Kathleen (William) Brennan of Peoria, Ill.; Rosanne (Syd) Martin of Oakfield and Lori Sweet of Waukesha; grandchildren, Gina Evans, Scott Evans, Brandon (Kelly) Martin, Lee (Heidi) Martin, Erin (Shaun) Schlosser, Kerry (Steven) Balzer and Brian Sweet; 12 great-grandchildren, Scott Evans Jr., Anthony Evans, Shane Westphal, Jordan Pieper, Hanna Frick, McKenna Martin, Tyler Martin, Hudson Martin, Addison Martin, Isaiah Schlosser, Skyler Balzer and Ellie Balzer; brothers and sisters, Harold Pillsbury, Arnold Pillsbury, Phoebe (Phil) Whitney, Edward Pillsbury, Juanita (Bill) Schoenbeck, Caroline Moore, Edna Stark, Sarah Wagner, Albert (Alice) Pillsbury and Jimmy Pillsbury.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Steven Evans; a great-grandson, Isaac Schlosser; brothers and sisters, James Pillsbury, Arthur Pillsbury, Bertha Poeppel, Dorothy Pillsbury, Beatrice Palmer, Floyd Pillsbury and Ade Pillsbury.

A special thank you is extended to Dr. Paul Doenier and the staff at Linden Grove Nursing Home in Waukesha for the fine care they provided.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, March 9 at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Tuesday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Mark Gartner and the Rev. Anthony Schultz officiating. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown with Graveside Military Rites.

Memorials may be given to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Watertown, Linden Grove Nursing Home in Waukesha or to the charity of one’s choice.