Carl, Althea & Cathy Wiskirchen Endowment

Carl & Althea WiskirchenCarl Wiskirchen was a low-key person who always had a smile, a joke and something pleasant to say about people, according to his nephews John Lammers and Alan Meyer.

Carl was born in Quincy. He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II and flew dangerous missions over some of the most heavily fortified and protected areas.

He saw some very gruesome things during the war, his nephews said. He became ill at one point, and when he went back to his duty station, his crew was gone. Their plane had been shot down. All killed. For the rest of his life, he said that he’d been lucky all of his life, even with the death of his daughter.

Carl and his wife Althea, known as ‘Tudie’ to family and friends, settled in Quincy. Their only daughter Cathy died at age 10.

He devoted 30 years to serving on the Adams County Board. He was also involved with Transitions and with many other community organizations.

Because of his commitment to Quincy and a large number of civic organizations, he left a portion of his estate to the Community Foundation.

Carl Wiskirchen set an example by his life and his generosity for others to emulate.


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