PEWAUKEE

Carl H. Gygax

April 18, 1941 - Jan. 29, 2012

Carl H. Gygax, 70, of Pewaukee, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at his Pewaukee Lake home.

Born on April 18, 1941, to Samuel F. and Hazel I. (nee Dingeldine) Gygax, Carl was raised on a farm and graduated in 1960 from Waukesha South High School. On April 1, 1967, he married Betty Ann Reuteler at Christ Lutheran Church in Pewaukee. For 30 years, Carl worked for the Waukesha County Highway Department, retiring in October 1998. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.

He always loved tinkering with tractors, cars and especially motorcycles, and one time even built a motorcycle out of bushel baskets. He enjoyed parties, polkas and grilling chicken. His friend, Vern Meisner, and his band played at both his wedding and his 25th anniversary celebrations as well as Bettys 50th birthday party. But granddaughter Olivia was the 'spark plug' of his life.

He will be sadly missed by his wife; their son, Rodney Carl (Jennifer) Gygax of the Town of Delafield; and his granddaughter, Olivia. He is further survived by brothers and sisters, Larry (Lee) Gygax of Waukesha, Howard (Chris) Gygax of Muskego, Bonnie (Gary) McDermott of Wonewoc and Phyllis Petri of New Berlin, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 5 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Feb. 2, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1052 Whiterock Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. The Rev. Lawrence Gates will preside. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery office.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Memorial Fund (address above).

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave the family an online tribute message.