Donald L. Carroll

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Donald Carroll, age 88, of Elma, IA passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Colonial Manor in Elma. Donald L. Carroll was born on January 17, 1926 to Claude and Bernice (O’Dell) Carroll on the family farm near Lourdes, IA. After receiving his education Don began his farming career with his father. On August 28, 1946, don was untied in marriage to Arldine Halvorson at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. The couple made their home in rural Elma where they raised their four children, Wayne, Barbara, Robert and David. Don retired from farming in 1971 and purchased Lourdes Store and Don’s Saddle Inn in Elma. Don enjoyed raising horses and snowmobiling. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Don is survived by his children; Wayne (Deborah) Carroll, Barbara (Jim) Knecht both of Marysville, KS; Robert (Jane) Carroll and David (Pam) Carroll both of Cresco, IA; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; his sister-in-law, Joan Halvorson of New Hampton; his brother-in-law, Alger (Arlene) Halvorson of Eagan, MN and his special friend, Connie Schmitt of Elma. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Arldine; his brother, Everett Carroll and his sister Betty Carroll.

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  1. I wish Don’s family condolences at this time. He was a man that was great there in NE Iowa and was gracious to everyone. Blessings to his family and those who knew him well!

  2. Much love and sympathy to the family I have known my entire life. I am so very sorry for your loss. So many wonderful memories I have with yuball. You will all be in my thoughts and daily prayer as you go through the next few difficult days and in the days to come. No doubt about it, he enjoyed life.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. He will be missed by all his friends in Lourdes! Dave and Carol

  4. Some of the best times of my life were spent with you kids and your parents. I think of them often and fondly. I wanted to be there tomorrow but sprained my ankle. My.prayers are for you all. From katie huber loonan.

  5. We are so sorry to hear about Don. I have fond memories of visiting while I was growing up and seeing the horses and watching Barb play the accordion. He was always smiling and he will be missed by all who knew him.

  6. Jeanne Huber wishes to extend her deep sympathy on your DAD’s passing. She is too frail to attend the services.

  7. My sympathy to the family. I have many fond memories of our parents playing cards together and us kids playing together at your farm with the long lane. In my young years I stayed with Barb many times and enjoyed the whole family. Hope to see you all at the funeral. Don stood up for my parents at their wedding, so plans are to bring Mom. Remembering the fond memories of Don..
    Marilee ( Lowe) Mishak

  8. My deepest sympathy to the family and close friends. I have so many fun memories of the times we spent riding horses and snowmobiles together. We had a lot of laughs. He will be missed.
    Beverly Valvoda

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