Carl Bernard Dederich, 81
Bernard Dederich, 81, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at his home following
a brief illness with brain cancer.
He leaves his wife of 57 years, Georgia (Wolf) Dederich; his son Andrew
and his wife Jenny; his daughter Katherine and her husband Dan Schmidt;
his son Paul and his wife Becky; 11 grandchildren; and many friends.
Born in Plain, Wis., the son of Lawrence (Ted) and Grace (Thering)
Dederich and brother of six siblings, Carl grew up in Sauk County in a
dairy community. Following high school, he started his first business as a
root beer stand owner until Carl enlisted in the Army during the Korean
War, where he was selected as a member of the Army Security Agency
stationed in Tokyo as a code breaker.
On Sept. 11, 1954, he married his dear wife, Georgia. She was his enduring
passion and steady support.
Carl worked for several dairy companies in Wisconsin before joining Pfizer
Corporation in 1962. In 1973, Carl and Georgia started Dederich
Corporation, making specialty products for the dairy industry until the
company’s sale in 1985.
Retirement included global travel, extended family enjoyment and increased
time to pursue a better golf swing.
In 1999, Carl and Georgia moved to Casper, Wyo. where outdoor hobbies
included farming and irrigation, hunting and fishing, and a deep
appreciation of the pristine nature of the North Platte River.
Carl’s warmth, intellect, humor and joy for all aspects of living are
Services take place at Our Lady of Fatima Church at 10:30 a.m. Friday,
Jan. 6, 2012 followed by a reception at the church and burial at the