Harold Albert Carr, the son of George and Mary (Sullivan) Carr, was born Jan. 6, 1936, in Whittemore, Iowa. He passed away Sunday, March 18, 2012, at Avera Family Health in Estherville, at the age of 76.
He received his education in the Estherville schools, graduating from Estherville High School. Later he attended Morningside College in Sioux City and Estherville Junior College.
Harold was employed at John Morrell and Company and by the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier for Emmet County. On July 3, 1965, Harold was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Smith in Estherville. The couple made their home and raised their family north of Superior for 47 years where Harold farmed.
Harold was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville where he was an active member of the Knight's of Columbus. He was also a past 4H leader.
Left to cherish Harold's memory is his wife, Patricia of Superior; sons, Patrick Carr and special friend, Michele Etherington of rural Estherville and his children, Melissa, Matthew and Andrew; Michael Carr and wife, Lynn of Rock Rapids; Joseph Carr, D.V.M. and wife, Shannon, D.V.M. of Jackson, Minn. and their children, Noah, Ethan, Jonah and Jakob; Thomas Carr, D.V.M. and wife, Deb of rural Estherville and their children, Aaron and John; daughter, Mary Carr Peterson, P.A-C and husband, David of Ankeny and their children, Elizabeth and William; siblings, Dennis Carr, D.V.M. of Monfort, Wis.; Delores Taormina and husband, Vincent, M.D. of Lexington, Ky.; Thomas F. Carr, D.V.M. and his wife, Linda of Moville.
He has been preceded in death by his parents; sister, Helen Fonder; brother, Gene and step-mother, Mabel Carr.
Visitation was Wednesday, March 21 at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. The Vigil was Wednesday at the Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel. The mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 22, at St. Patrick's Church in Estherville. Monsignor Michael Sernett will be the Celebrant. Interment will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery.