Margaret CarrJuly 30, 1915 – Sept. 6, 2012 Margaret Carr, age 97, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Clayco Care Center in Barnesville, Minnesota.
July 30, 1915 – Sept. 6, 2012
Margaret Carr, age 97, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2012 at Clayco Care Center in Barnesville, Minnesota.
Margaret Ann Carr was born on July 30, 1915 in Glyndon, Minnesota to Oscar and Emma (Thompson) Wangen. She grew up in Glyndon and graduated from Glyndon High School. She attended Moorhead State Teacher College and obtained her two year teaching degree. She taught at the one room country schools in Hitterdahl and Baker.
Margaret married Kenneth Carr on April 5, 1939 at Glyndon Lutheran Church. The couple made their home and farmed in Elkton Township. Margaret went back to college at MSTC and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in teaching. She taught Elementary Education from 1964 – 1969 in Borup and from 1969 - 1977 in Moorhead, retiring in 1977.
Margaret was a very active member of St. James United Church of Christ in Barnesville.
Margaret is survived by four sons, Kenwood (Pamela) Carr of Barnesville, Keith (Rosie) Carr of rural Barnesville, Ray (Shari) Carr of Jamestown, and Mark (Julie) Carr of rural Baker; two daughters, Mae (Dean) Tonsfeldt of Oxbow, North Dakota, and Mary (Scott) Springer of Rogers, Minnesota. She is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth; son, James; sister, June Wangen; and great-granddaughter, Hope Hali Tonsfeldt.
Funeral Service: Monday, September 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. James United Church of Christ in Barnesville, Minnesota.
Visitation: Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. at St. James United Church of Christ in Barnesville, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.
Burial: Moorhead Memorial Garden.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to St. James United Church of Christ in Barnesville.
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