GORHAM — Carol S. Verseman, 90, of Jefferson City, Missouri, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019, at Oak Tree Villas surrounded by his loving family. He was born on Nov. 25, 1928 in Raddle, the son of the late Edmund and Rose (Darndstaedt) Verseman. He was united in marriage to Lillian Eilene Mezo in 1949.
Carol graduated from Gorham High School in Gorham. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Both he and Eilene were stationed in Japan. Carol was a weatherman during his service. He would eagerly teach anyone listening about clouds. Carol obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He was employed with Phillips Pipeline immediately after graduating college until his retirement in 1985.
Carol was a member of the Professional Engineers Society and Rotary. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served in many positions over the years including elder, treasurer and chairman of the scholarship committee. Carol was instrumental in establishing the stewardship committee and home bound visits for members of the church. He also served in various positions including Scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 8. Carol's passion was golfing but he cherished the times spent with family.
He is survived by his daughter, Mariann Alford and husband, Raymond, of Jefferson City; daughter-in-law: Cia Verseman of St. Louis; two grandchildren: Christine White and husband, Ryan, of Wisconsin and Melanie Verseman of Minneapolis. Carol was blessed with his first great-grandchild nine months ago, Theodore Sutta.
He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife Eilene and one son, Eric Verseman.
Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Houser-Millard Funeral Directors. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Samuel Powell officiating. Inurnment will follow in Riverview Cemetery.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made to Alzheimer's Association or Trinity Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of Houser-Millard Funeral Directors, 2613 W. Main St., Jefferson City, Mo. 65109. Condolences may be left online for the family at www.millardfamilychapels.com.