Viola Clara Petzold

Viola Clara Petzold (nee Gaulke) of Mayville passed away Monday, May 7, 2007 at the Mayville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was 88 years old.

Viola was born Jan. 5, 1919 in Goerkes Corner, town of Brookfield, to Paul and Meta (nee Stark) Gaulke.

She married Raymond Petzold on June 5, 1940 in Milwaukee.

Viola owned and operated Petzoldís Pick-Your-Own Berry Farm for many years, selling it in 1978. She was a member of St. Paulís Lutheran Church in Mayville.

She is survived by her son, Henry (Lesa) Petzold of Mayville; four grandchildren, Gregory (Jessica), Michele (Jonathan) Ringel, Jessica and Bryan (Jennifer); and two great-grandchildren, Shaun and Brianna. Viola is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, and a sister, Ruth.

Funeral Services for Viola were Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at Shimon Funeral Home in Hartford. Family greeted relatives and friends on Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment was in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Jackson.

Memorials to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mayville are appreciated.

Shimon Funeral Home assisted the family.