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Robert Lee Carr

Robert was born in Lincoln County on May 24, 1931, to Thomas and Theresa (Sovell) Carr, the fifth of seven children. On September 1, 1956 Robert married Phyllis Mortier at St. Eloi’s Catholic Church in Ghent, MN. Robert was a proud Army Airborne Veteran, serving from 1951-1954. After his discharge from the Army, Robert returned to the area and started working construction, founding Robert L. Carr Company. Robert enjoyed working and continued to work daily until shortly before his death. Aside from work, Robert enjoyed going to the YMCA regularly, playing cards, and planning and going on hunting and fishing trips. Most importantly, he enjoyed spending time with his family. Robert took great pride in cooking for the family, and created many holiday traditions centered around food, which was enjoyed with love and laughter by all. Robert also took great pride in Marshall and the surrounding communities. He had a passion for education, which was the focus of his philanthropy to the Marshall community. He also enjoyed spending time mentoring members of the community and being a large supporter of children’s activities. Robert is survived by his wife, Phyllis; children, Tom (Annette), Pat (Tim) Lutterman, and James (Gail); grandchildren, Alyssa (BJ) Labat, Brian Carr, Becky Carr, Sarah (Cory) LeClere, Laura Lutterman, Brianne Lyons, Kendra Willcockson, and Garrett Spriggs; great-grandsons, Harrison and Charles LeClere, Brendan Labat, and one great-granddaughter on the way; siblings, Elaine Cain, Madge (Bruce) Romalia, JoAnn (Dale) Dinkel; sister-in-law, Joan Carr and many loving nieces, nephews, family, friends and his four-legged companion, Lacey. He is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Theresa Carr; siblings, Adeline (Pete) Janz, Rose Ann Patterson, and Richard Carr; and brother-in-law, Patrick Cain. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the House of Hope and the Lyon County Library. Blessed be his memory.

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Robert was a classmate in High School in Ivanhoe. I have followed his career over the years and been so proud of his accomplishments. Now to learn of his philanthropy puts him in a class all his own. I haven't heard of any other classmate to make so many wonderful charitable donations. I am extending my condolences to his family. Sincerely, Helen Heinzen Bovenmyer.

Helen Heinzen Bovenmyer Apr 16 2015 8:35 PM

Aunt Phyllis, Pat, Tom, James & Carr Family, Sending prayers, hugs, and our deepest sympathy to you during this difficult time. I feel blessed to have known and had Uncle Bob in my life. He was caring man to all and devoted to his family. Heaven has gained another beautiful Angel. Love, Mary Beth, Kennedy & Tony

Mary Beth Jeske Mar 18 2015 10:09 AM

Dear Aunt Phyllis and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and the entire family on the loss of Uncle Bob. We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers at this difficult time. Love, Steve, Cathi, Anna, and Jenna

Steve & Cathi Dinkel Family Mar 17 2015 10:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Robert Carr

Greg & Pam Large Mar 17 2015 5:24 PM

We are so sorry to learn the passing of Robert. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family now at this difficult time! Blessed be his memory!

Greg & Pam Large Mar 17 2015 5:24 PM

Phyllis, While earth has lost a great man; the heavens have gained. Many of us will truly miss Robert. Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss; my prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sheri and Tim Krogen

Sheri Krogen Mar 17 2015 2:00 PM

Carr Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cherish all of your wonderful memories of Bob.

Don and Jan Fuhrmann Mar 15 2015 8:25 PM

So sorry to read about Bob. I hope he did not suffer much.Will pray for your family

Daryl and Veronica Miller Mar 15 2015 7:20 PM