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Randy L. Carr

 

November 17, 2017

IRONWOOD, Mich. - Randy L. Carr, 66, of Harding Avenue, Ironwood, died peacefully early Thursday morning, Nov. 16, 2017, in his home, surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with colon cancer.

He was born Feb. 16, 1951, in Stockton, Calif., son of Helen (Estola) and the late Weldon Carr. He grew up in Ann Arbor and graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1969. He then resided in California and later in Texas, where he worked as a sheet metal fabricator in oil fields. Shortly after he came to Ironwood from Houston to take care of his mom in 2012, Randy became a tireless volunteer at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, dropping off fliers at local businesses, overseeing the concession area, setting the stage for local productions, and working in general facility maintenance. He also volunteered at the Downtown Art Place and enjoyed mowing the lawn at the Art Park and the Ironwood Carnegie Library. An accomplished metal worker, he designed and made numerous plaques and metal products. The community was blessed  to have such a dedicated man. He will be missed.

Surviving are two sons, Aaron (Molly) Carr-Callen, Spokane Valley, Wash., and Steven Carr, Nacogdoches, Texas; a daughter, Sarah Carr, Nacogdoches; two grandchildren, Madaleine Carr-Callen and Rhiannon Ervin, Spokane Valley; his mother, Helen Carr, Ironwood; and brother, Gary (Sally) Carr, Placerville, Calif.

Per Randy's wishes, cremation has taken place.

Memorial services will be held Monday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation at 10 a.m., at the Good Shepherd Community Church in Kimball, Wis., with Pastor Steve Estola officiating.

Luncheon will follow in the church fellowship hall.

Spring committal and interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Ironwood.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Historic Ironwood Theatre, P.O. Box 187, Ironwood, MI 49938, or the Downtown Art Place, 111 E Aurora St., Ironwood, MI 49938.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood. Condolences may be expressed online at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.

 
 

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