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Donald Carr

Jan. 18, 1940-Dec. 12, 2010

Former Barnesville resident Donald E. Carr, 70, of Detroit Lakes, died Sunday, December 12, 2010 at St. Mary's Essentia Health in Detroit Lakes.

Donald Edward Carr was born to Kenneth and Edna (Schmidt) Carr on January 18, 1940 in Barnesville. He grew up and attended school in Barnesville. He then worked as a linesman for a power company. In 1969 he married Jane Johnson. They made their home in Barnesville.

Don worked for Camrud & Foss Concrete in Moorhead for several years. He later worked for Sun Valley Products in Hickson, N.D. In 1992 he married Shirley Bladow. They lived in Barnesville for a short time before moving to Pearl Lake in rural Detroit Lakes. Don retired in 2003.

Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his dog Teddy.

Surviving Don are his wife Shirley; one son, Aaron (Laurie) Carr of Barnesville; one daughter, Mary Nosal of Barnesville; two stepsons, David (Debra) Priewe of Richville and Raymond Priewe of Detroit Lakes; three stepdaughters, Karen (Larry) Oelfke of Frazee, Dorene (Bill) Groninga of Detroit Lakes and Julie (Jon Anderson) Bladow of Lake Park; 16 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; three sisters, LoAnn (Andy) Skogen of Barnesville, Kay (George) Hedblum of St. Paul and Dorine Moll of Billings, Mont.

Preceding him in death were his parents; four brothers, Kenneth, Bill, Leslie and Robert Carr; and a brother-in-law, Floyd Moll.

A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes, with visitation for one hour preceding the service. Interment will be in the Barnesville City Cemetery, Barnesville, Minn.

Services have been entrusted to West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes. Those wanting to share memories and condolences may use the messages of sympathy section at