Graveside Services will be held on Thursday March 15, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery in Lebanon with Rev. Timothy Bauer of Bethany Lutheran Church in Hustisford officiating. Burial will be at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery. Memorials, if desired, may be directed to the Watertown Public Library or the Watertown Humane Society.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
The former Carla Gertrude Zilisch was born on October 14, 1930, in Hustisford, the daughter of Ernst and Cora (Seifert) Zilisch. She was a graduate of the Hustisford High School. On August 25, 1951 she married Robert W. Minning in Rhinelander. He preceded her in death on June 21, 2007. Carla was a self-employed business person. She was a member of the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Watertown and was a volunteer at the Watertown Food Pantry. Carla loved plants, watching birds and wildlife. She was an avid reader.
Carla is survived by her daughter, Dr. Heidi (Gesa Ricken, MD.) Minning of Munich, Germany; a grandson, Gideon Minning of Munich; a sister, Betty Ann Hackbarth of Hustisford; a niece, Susan (George) Spang, a nephew, Mitchell (Pat) Hackbarth of Appleton, other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank her care giver, Sharon Christoph for the compassionate care and concern she gave Carla for the last four years of her life.