Carol A. Gresser, 72

Carol A. Gresser (nee Scholz), 72, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2010, at her home in Allenton.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1938, in Milwaukee to the late Lawrence and Bernadette (nee Burant) Scholz. Carol graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Milwaukee in the class of 1957. She went on to Alverno College and Cardinal Stritch University. On July 24, 1965, she was united in marriage to Joseph Gresser at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Milwaukee.
In 1975, they moved to Allenton and have enjoyed the peaceful country living. In Allenton, Carol became very active as a volunteer in the ’70s and ’80s, as a Den Leader and committee member for the Boy Scouts. She also served as the Christian Woman’s President for one year at Resurrection Catholic Church in Allenton and served on the parish council for one year.
Carol worked as a housekeeper at the Samaritan Health Center and taught accordion. She was a member of the Washington County Senior Center. Carol loved to travel, especially bus trips with friends. She enjoyed bowling, reading, writing and being a Grandma.

She is survived by her husband, Joseph of Allenton; six children, Joseph E. (Karen) Gresser Jr. of Campbellsport, Karen Hafenbrack of Milwaukee; Renee (Bill) Young of Bloomington, Ill., Christopher (dear friend, Ronda) Gresser of Allenton, Kenneth (Tamara) Gresser of the town of Poysippi and Edward (Susan) Gresser of Oshkosh; 17 grandchildren; four greatgrandchildren; one sister, Joyce Cupertino of Milwaukee; four sisters-inlaw, Renee (Daniel) Tomkiewicz of Fort Mill, S.C., Judy Dietrich of Cudahy, Kathleen (Jack) Pilarski of Oak Creek and Joan (Emmett) Hicks of Milwaukee; two brothers-inlaw, Andrew (Barbara) Gresser of Brookfield and LeRoy (Barbara) Gresser of Belvidere, Ill.; one aunt, Jeanie Burant of Milwaukee; dear friends, Laurie (John) Apalsch of Allenton and Dawn Sabo of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

A celebration of Carol’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 15, with a memorial Mass at noon at Resurrection Catholic Church, 215 N. Main St., Allenton. The Rev. Richard Stoffel will preside. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Memorials to a charity of your choice are appreciated by the family.
Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is serving the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at