Carl Bernard Dederich, 81

Carl 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 greatly missed.

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 Veterans Cemetery.