Carmen C. Breitenfeldt, age 82, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
He was born on December 6, 1934 to the late William and Vivian Breitenfeldt and resided in Neenah. Carmen graduated from New London High School in 1952 and went on to UW-Stevens Point. After school, Carmen proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. He went on to marry his loving wife, Rosalie on May 25, 1957 and celebrated 60 years of marriage. Carmen worked at Gilbert Paper Company for many years until his retirement. Carmen always had a strong faith throughout his life. He was baptized and confirmed at Emanuel Lutheran Church in New London. Carmen also became a longtime member at Trinity Lutheran Church in Neenah. While he was there, he was an active member and coached the girls basketball team for many years. Carmen was a man of many nicknames depending on the company he was in. He was known as Papa to his grandson, Dragon to his wife and friends on Lake Michigan because that was the name of his boat, and Chops to his friends at work. Carmen loved fishing on Lake Michigan and the Wolf River, going to their cottage in the summer, hunting in the fall, and spending time on his land. He was particularly proud of the Black Walnut and Pine trees on his property. Carmen was loved dearly by his family and will be missed greatly.
He is survived by his wife Rosalie Breitenfeldt; daughters, Karla (David) Schmidt and Ruth Breitenfeldt; and grandson Hunter Schmidt. He was preceded in death by his infant son Cullen Breitenfeldt and infant sister Ruth.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Neenah’s Westgor Funeral Home, 205 W. Doty Avenue, Neenah. Christian Funeral Services for Carmen will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 407 Oak Street, Neenah with Rev. Tony L. McKenzie officiating. An additional time of visitation will take place at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Online Condolences: www.westgorfunealhomes.com
Carmen’s family would like to thank the staffs at St. Elizabeth Cancer Center and Affinity Hospice for all of their wonderful care.