Carla Marie Symanietz
Carla Marie Symanietz, age 69 of Roberts, WI, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on August 7, 2018. Carla was born October 26, 1948 in New Ulm, MN to Frank and Cresence (Gruber) Meidl. She graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School, the Class of 1967. Carla was united in marriage to Ervin Thomas Symanietz on February 22, 1969 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Cloud, MN. Their marriage was blessed with six children: Lisa, Kris, Jenny, Craig, Meri, and Adam. Most important to Carla was her family. She most graciously and lovingly provided for her family as a homemaker. After the children were grown, Carla worked in retail and enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren.
Carla treasured every minute with her family, and was especially proud of her grandchildren. She delighted in cooking and baking, and making the holidays special for her family. Carla and Ervin enjoyed their summers camping, appreciating their time with others by the campfire, water, and taking in the peacefulness of the outdoors.
Carla will remain in the hearts of her loving husband, Ervin; children, Lisa (Howie) Evans of Hammond, WI, Kris Symanietz of Hudson, WI, Jenny (Tim) Pedersen of Woodville, WI, Craig (Angie) Symanietz of Hammond, WI, and Meri (Travis) Most of Prescott, WI; 18 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Duane (Mona) Meidl of Afton, MN; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Adam; her parents, Frank and Cresence Meidl; siblings, Cleora Schmidt, Viola Wood, Frank Meidl, and Barbara Stuntebeck.
A Visitation will be held 4:00 - 7:00 PM Friday, August 10, 2018 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, 211 E. Division St., River Falls, and one hour prior to Mass on Saturday. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10:30 AM Saturday, August 11, 2018 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church, with Fr. Gerald Harris officiating. Interment will take place at St. Bridget's Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers assisting with the services will be Carla's grandson's: Logan Ottarson, Zachary Ottarson, Brady Pedersen, Isaac Pedersen, Trevor Pedersen, and Chase Symanietz. Grandsons, Ryan Guffy and Gaige Symanietz will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O'Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls (715) 425-5644. www.oconnellbenedict.com