McGREGOR -- Richard A. Carr, 71, McGregor, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001, at Riverwood Health Care Center in Aitkin.
He was born Feb. 18, 1930, in McGregor to Henry and Ellen (Larson Gregory) Carr. He attended schools in McGregor. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with three campaign stars and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. After his discharge, he returned to McGregor and began working for the Standard Lumber Company. He worked there until 1978. He married Maryann F. Sand on Oct. 23, 1954, in McGregor. He worked as a bartender for Roger's Bar from 1965-1980. He worked part time at the McGregor schools from 1962 until 1980 and then worked there full time until 1995. He was a part-time farmer. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in McGregor, served on the McGregor Volunteer Fire Department from 1951-1980, was a life member of the McGregor VFW Club and was a former Boy Scout Leader.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Jerome Carr, McGregor, James Carr, McGregor, and Joel Carr, Menomonie, Wis.; two daughters, Sandra Sokolak, Harrisville, Mich., and Sally Carr, Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Sharon Hendricks, Lakeville; and a brother, Michael Carr, Hoyt Lakes.
His parents, his stepfather, George Dodge, and two brothers, Francis and Calvin, died earlier.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Henry Koopman officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery Carr Memorial Annex in McGregor. Military honors will be provided by the Larson-Deenen VFW Post of McGregor. Memorials are preferred to McGregor Clinic or the Woodland Cemetery Fund.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the McGregor Funeral Home and an hour before services Thursday at the church.
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