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Carl L "Whitey" Beisser
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Birth: Mar. 1, 1942
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 2, 2009
Sarasota County
Florida, USA

From his obituary.

Carl L. "Whitey" Beisser, 67, of North Port,
Fla., died Thursday, July 2, 2009 after a two-year illness.

Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on March 1, 1942, he was the son of the late Eugene and Genevieve (Kersey) Beisser. He grew up on the south side of Chicago and was a graduate of Downer's Grove High School in Downer's Grove, Ill., (class of 1960) and Monmouth College in Monmouth, Ill., (class of 1964).

He served in the U.S. Army Reserve in Fond du Lac, Wis., from 1966 to 1972. After working as a chef for a food catering service, he was employed in management by A.C. Nielsen Marketing Research from 1965 to 1992 at branch offices in Fond du Lac, Lincoln, Neb., Green Bay, Wis., and the corporate office in Northbrook, Ill. Over the years he enjoyed his time outside fly fishing, hunting, camping, golfing, gardening, and spending time with his family and many hours at his Weber grill. He was a member of North Port Bible Church.

Carl married Sara Zank in April of 1978 in Lincoln, Neb. They lived in Gurnee, Ill., for eight years and Green Bay for nine years before relocating to Venice, Fla., in 1995 with their two children to be near his family. Carl most recently worked for Tournament Players Club at Prestancia in Sarasota as a foreman/pesticide spray technician for ten years until his retirement in July 2007.

Carl is survived by his wife of 31 years, Sara Beisser of North Port; daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Joshua "J.B" Tomlin of Bradenton, Fla; son Matthew Beisser of Orlando; brother and sister-in-law Glenn and Sharon Beisser of Venice and Savannah, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law Cathy and David Arp of Englewood, Fla; grandchildren Ava and Truett Tomlin of Bradenton; and aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service and celebration of Carl's life will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, at Grace Community Bible Church (at the Venice YMCA), 701 Center Road, Venice, FL 34292.

Special thanks to the Solana staff at Pinebrook Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Venice for their care and compassion over the past year; to Pastor Tony Plummer of Grace Community Bible Church; Wayne, Lisa and Callie Lane; the members of North Port Bible Church; and our family members and friends for their love and support during Carl's illness.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, or to the Association for Frontotemporal Dementias (AFTD), 1616 Walnut St., Ste. 1100, Philadelphia, PA 19103 or online at

Created by: Fred Beisser
Record added: Jul 21, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73692072

- Fred Beisser
 Added: Jul. 21, 2011

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