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Amelia — Darrel Duane Carr, 86, of Amelia, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023 at his home near Amelia.
Visitation was held Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023 at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill with a Knights of Columbus rosary.
Funeral services were held Monday, Aug. 7, 2023 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill. Fr. Ross Burkhalter officiated.
Burial was in the O'Neill Cemetery in O'Neill.
Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.
Darrel was born on March 12, 1937 to Hugh and Margaret (Holcomb) Carr, south of O'Neill. Darrel was the second of five siblings.
In 1942, the family moved to the family ranch, south of Amelia. He attended country schools through the eighth grade, but then returned to help on the family ranch. As he got older, he worked various jobs until he started his own ranch in the late 1950s.
Darrel met Cecilia Peter when she was a boarder at his parent's house. The couple was married at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in O'Neill on July 16, 1957. To this union four children were born Deb, Darla, Darwin and DaNay.
Together Darrel and Cecilia liked to travel around the U.S. and abroad. They also went on several cruises as a family.
Darrel was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He enjoyed woodworking – specially making kids toys, barns and doll houses. He also restored his John Deere tractors.
Darrel is survived by his three children Deb (Rod) Cooper of Pagosa Springs, CO, Darla (Ron) Dexter of Amelia and DaNay (Gary) Loseke of Battle Creek; nine grandchildren Brandon Cooper, Dustin (Ana Moreira) Cooper, Brogan Dexter, Brady (Brandi) Dexter, Mikhail (Emily) Dexter, Matthew (Ashley Ditburner) Marx, Gabe Dexter, McKensie (Lacy) Dexter, Austin (Janie Keller) Marx; one sibling Sharon (Larry) Roach of Spalding; one sister-in-law Pauline Carr of Harrisonville, MO; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Cecilia Carr in 2016; one son Darwin Carr in 2011; one granddaughter Ashley Marx in 2013; and three brothers Gene Carr, Jim Carr and Pat Carr.
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