Carl Grasser

Profile Updated: May 19, 2015
Carl Grasser
Residing In: Sandston, VA USA
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Name of Spouse/Partner:
Married-Theresa A Frederick Oct.23,1976
Children? Offspring? Son-Daniel Born 1977
Daughter-Lori Born 1979
Yes! Attending Reunion
How did you and your spouse/partner meet?

Theresa was my Aunt and Uncles Baby sitter. I worked summers on their farm.

Dated off and on from 1971 to 1975.

Steady from 1975 to Oct 1976

(they say that you're supposed to have them first!)

We have four grandchildren in the Kenosha area.

Any "four-legged" children? (i.e. fur-babies/pets)?

Had a collie, Black Lab, and a Pug, along with several cats over the years.

Occupation or Profession? Retired? Rehired?

I had been employed By Buckson machine products at Graduation until Nov. of 1977. Hired at Tri- Clover in 1977, That was bought by Alfa Laval.In 2001 started at Bombardie Then Alfa Laval down sized and moved to Richmond Va. I was asked to move To Richmond So we moved, It was time to get out and see more of our country at Alfa's exspence. Now I assemble heat exchangers as all machining has moved out of the country.I also did volunteer Fire fighting and EMT work in Somers

What was/ or is your favorite "job" or occupation/vocation?

The Fire Fighting and Emergence Medical work was the most exciting and gratifying work I have done to this day!

Any Hobbies? Favorite pastimes?

I have become a wood worker. I start with cutting logs into usable boards, dry them, the finish and build them into what ever we need.Furnature etc..

What is left on your "Bucket List" of things you want to do in Life?

Go back to China to see the Three Gorges Dam and The Great Wall.

What's your favorite way to enjoy the passing of Time?

As you can guess it's the wood working.

What have you been doing the past 45 years?

1975 worked at Buckson Screw Machine Shop.
1977 started at Tri-Clover.
1987 Started as EMT for the town of Paris
1990 Moved to Somers and joined Somers Fire and Rescue
2002 Moved to Richmond Va.
2004 Started small bussness
2006 Trip to Kunshan China.Close to Shanghi.
2010 Still at (Tri-Clover)Alfa Laval

Comments(about anything and/or everything...: )

Did not like early American History.
Now I live in the area's that it all happened in.
I live in what was once called the Capital of The Confederacy, And now I go to see what I should have read and learned about in school.

Any Do-over moments from school? Good or not so good?

I should have socialized more than worked..

What has been the most surprising part of Life so far?

At age 45 moving away from Kenosha, As I thought I would always live their.

Spending eleven days in China.

Who has been the most influential person in your life and why?

Jerry Buckson. Who wanted to hire me before I graduated to work for him in his machine shop.
His machining experiance given to me has brought me a long ways.

What did you want to be when you were "growing up"?

Thoughts of being a farmer, machinist and FireFighter Two out of three isn't bad. .

What do you presently want to be when you "grow up"?

now that I have grown up I want to start over.

What would you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?

There is no greater accomplishment than to help people in a time of need from what some call a disaster in their lives.

Finish this sentence...The best decision I ever made was...

To move with my employer as I would never been to or see places other than Kenosha and the serrounding areas.

Are you having Fun, yet? If not, when do you expect the Fun to begin? If unsure, take a wild guess!

I have had fun, Enjoyed good times,Seen things most people only think of.

Your Motto/ Words of Wisdom to live by would be....

Youth lasts longer then old age.

Is there anyone in particular that you are trying to find? Maybe someone knows where they are or how to contact them!?!


What would you describe as "The Defining Moment" of your Life? Perhaps there has been more than one, please share....

The off and on dating of my Wife over the years 1971 threw 1976.
The birth of my son Dan and daughter Lori.

Where is your favorite place to "escape"?

My work shop.

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