Carol L. Gay, 73

Carol L. Gay, 73, of West Bend, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center in West Bend.

She was born Dec. 16, 1938, in Dayton, Ohio to John and Irene (nee Blazer) Gay. In 1970, she moved to West Bend.

Carol worked in the accounting office at West Bend Company. She was the former facilitator for the Washington County MS Society and a member of Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her two sisters, Rosemary Shook of Xenia, Ohio and Phyllis Stall of West Milton, Ohio; sister-in-law, Violet Gay of Kentucky; brother-in-law, Wally (Ginny) Voigt of Newburg; 12 nieces and nephews, Gary (Norma) Shook, Gayle (Linda) Shook, Diane (Jim) Shackleford, Melissa Chapman, Joette Chapman, John (Tina) Gay, Melvin (Kim) Gay, Chuck Stall, Greg (Jamie) Stall, Paul (Lisa) Voigt, Beth (Jon) Behnke, and Krista (Barry) Preston; many great-nieces and great-nephews; her dear friend, Patricia Hill of West Bend; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Rose (Carl) Chapman and Vera Voigt; one brother, Robert Gay; two brothers-in-law, George Stall and Harley Shook; and her nephew, Ronald Chapman.

A graveside service in remembrance of Carol will be held on Saturday, Nov, 3, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Johns Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery in Newburg. The Rev. Jon Baumann and the Rev. Robert Hein will co-officiate.

Memorials to Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church or the MS Society, 1120 James Drive, Ste. A, Hartland, WI 53029 are appreciated.

Myrhum Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Cedar Community and other caregivers for their many hours of kindness and care.