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Darrel Carr

Jul. 16, 1937-Aug. 10, 2012

Darrel D. Carr, 75, of Rochert, died Friday, August 10, 2012 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 in David-Donehower Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes, with Chaplain Vicki Marthaler officiating. There will be visitation for one hour prior to services.

Military rites will be provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard.

Darrel Douglas Carr was born to Donald and Angeline (Rennewanz) Carr on July 16, 1937 in Grand Park Township, rural Rochert. He attended District 64 country school and graduated from Frazee High School in 1958.

He served with the U.S. Army, and saw service in Korea and two tours in Vietnam. Following his discharge, he returned to Rochert, where he was united in marriage to Rosalie Elijah on June 1, 1968.

They made their home in rural Rochert and, during Darrel's working life, he worked for T. E. Iverson Construction, 14 years with Northern Improvement of Fargo, as an electrical supervisor in Saudi Arabia for two years, with Paul Stearns at P & M Construction, and, from 1996-99, owned and operated 3-D Construction, building Eideco Homes. He retired in 1998 due to health issues.

Darrel adored his children and grandchildren and cherished his time with them. He enjoyed taking on the "difficult projects," building three-wheelers, taking care of his lawn, feeding the birds and his "train room."

Survivors include his wife Rosie, of Rochert; a daughter, Kris Gaetz of Rochert; two sons, Darrel Robert "DJ" (Tyna) Carr of Rochert and Douglas (Roxy) Carr of Detroit Lakes; six grandchildren, Cody, Jordan, Logan, Taylor, Pierce and Madyson; three sisters, Elsie Rebne of E. Troy, Wis., Linda (Tom) Hunt of Detroit Lakes and Donna Jorschumb of Detroit Lakes; two brothers, Arthur Dean (Rosemarie) Carr of Rochert and Raymond (Pattie) Carr of Rochert.

Preceding him in death were a son-in-law, Jay Gaetz; his parents; and two brothers, Donnell "Pete" and Marvin.

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