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Published March 31, 2013, 12:00 AM

Richard J. Carr

Richard J. Carr, 73, Detroit Lakes, MN, died Wednesday, March 27 at Essentia-St. Mary's Health in Detroit Lakes. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 2 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, Msgr. Timothy McGee, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the Star of the North Marine Corps League.

Friends may call 4:00 - 7:00 PM Monday with a Masonic Memorial Service at 5:00 PM and a Holy Rosary Parish Vigil at 6:00 PM. The visitation will continue at the church 1 hour prior to the mass on Tuesday.

Richard J. Carr

Richard J. Carr, 73, Detroit Lakes, MN, died Wednesday, March 27 at Essentia-St. Mary's Health in Detroit Lakes. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 PM Tuesday, April 2 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, Msgr. Timothy McGee, officiating. Interment will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery with Military Rites provided by the Star of the North Marine Corps League.

Friends may call 4:00 - 7:00 PM Monday with a Masonic Memorial Service at 5:00 PM and a Holy Rosary Parish Vigil at 6:00 PM. The visitation will continue at the church 1 hour prior to the mass on Tuesday.

Richard Jozef Carr, known as Dick, was born December 1, 1939 in Ivanhoe, MN to Thomas and Theresa (Sovell) Carr. He was raised and educated in Ivanhoe and Marshall, MN, Beaver Dam, WI and Chicago, IL. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps Dec. 6, 1956 to Oct. 27, 1959. Dick was united in marriage to Joan Colburn May 18, 1963 in Marshall, MN. They lived in Marshall until moving to Mankato where he graduated from Mankato State College in 1967. He worked for National Poly Products in Mankato until moving to Detroit Lakes in 1972 when they purchased Neitzke Concrete Products and changed the name to CarrCrete. He became a realtor and was a realtor/broker for Century 21 and Counselor Realty from 1990 until the time of his death.

Dick was active in the Detroit Lakes area having been a member of the Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club, the El Zagal Shrine, Mt. Tabor Masonic Lodge, Ducks Unlimited, Holy Rosary Catholic Church, The National Rifle Assn., the National Assn. of Realtors and the 10:00 o'clock coffee group at Main Street Restaurant. In 2012, he was named the lakes area realtor of the year

Dick treasured his time with his family and proudly attended his children's and grandchildren's activities. He especially treasured being referred to by his grandchildren as "Grandpa Duck". He enjoyed traveling with friends especially to Hawaii and Mexico. He enjoyed hunting, especially the trips to Camp

O-Me-Mee with his hunting buddies; participating in sports collectables shows, running the Detroit Lake "Ice-out" competition each year and keeping track of the "daily winner" for the 10 o'clock coffee group. Dick was a passionate reader, and was honored that he was a winner of the veterans elk hunting trip to Cortez, Co. He also loved to tinker and enjoyed helping other on a regular basis. He will also be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and his ability to play unique practical jokes.

Survivors include his wife, Joan of Detroit Lakes, his daughter: Kari and her husband Tom Tschider of Detroit Lakes, sons: Christopher and his wife Amber of Maple Grove, MN and Chad and his wife Sarah of Minneapolis, grandchildren: Taylor, Matlyn and Lauren Tschider, Jozefina Carr and Devin Beach.; 3 sisters: Elaine Cain of Midland, MI, Madge Romalia and her husband, Bruce of Chandler, AZ, JoAnn Dinkel and her husband Dale of Beaver Dam, WI and a brother: Robert Carr and his wife, Phyllis of Marshall, MN. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters: Adeline Janz and Rose Ann Patterson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Detroit Lakes Dollars for Scholars, The American Heart Association or the Wounded Veterans Program.

David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family. Memories may be shared online at www.daviddonehower.com.

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