Darrald Lee Carr, 71, of Maquoketa, passed away Oct. 27, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque after suffering a cardiac arrest a few days earlier.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Carson Celebration of Life Center, Maquoketa. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at United Church of Christ Church, Maquoketa. Burial will be at a later date at Sutton Cemetery.
Darrald was born Aug. 21, 1947, to Dillon and Lynne Opal (Wagner) Carr. He attended rural schools, then Maquoketa Community School, graduating in 1967.
He lived almost all his life in Fulton, a few miles north of Maquoketa.
Darrald was very proud to have worked 41 years as a meat cutter in the Fareway Meat Department in Maquoketa. He retired in 2007.
He was a 59-year-old bachelor when he met and married Geni (Lister) Niess 7-7-07. He became an immediate grandpa.
Darrald enjoyed fishing, golfing, boating and snowmobiling. After retiring, he met friends and family daily at McDonald's.
He also loved sitting "down under" for his backyard view of the squirrels, cows and highway traffic.
Darrald is survived by his wife Geni and her daughters Jamie (Erik) Kotewa of Lewistown, Ill., Monica (Brandon) VanDeWalle of Madison, Wis., and Allison (Tony) Bock of Baldwin, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Mallory, Casey, Declan, Chamberly, Sofia, Connor, Coral and Marisol; siblings Patsy Krantz, Barbara Watters and Gerald Carr, all of Maquoketa; sisters-in-law, Deanna (Steve) Stott of Omaha, NE, Julie (Mike) Gansemer of Dubuque, IA, and Wendy (Chris) Black of St. Charles, MO; mother-in-law, Shirley Lister of Osage, IA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Donald Krantz, Allan Watters and Deanna Carr.
Through the gift of tissue donation, Darrald will continue to help others.
In lieu of expressions of sympathy, memorials may be directed to the family.
Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.
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I remember Darrold dragging 4 and 5 people down the football field before they could ever get him down time after time. What a great personality and all around good man.
He was 3 years aheadof me in school// dennis hoppe , class of 69'
Darrald a kind and always thoughtful man. He will be missed by many.
Our deepest Sympathy for your family. I will miss giving him a hard time about his cycle having 3 wheels. He was a nice person and will be missed. Mary& Tom Fadale OUR group at McDonalds is getting smaller.
I went to school with Darrold and he was always a quiet kind of shy guy. After graduating he always knew me and would visit at Fareway or when ever I saw him. Geni I am so happy the two of you had the time together and were so very happy. Darrold was a true gentleman and very caring person. Sympathy to all the family.
Geni glad you and Darrald met..... sorry for your loss as he was a great guy and always fun to talk with .... the only times i tried to avoid him was on the football field as it always hurt when he blocked or tackled you ....it was always great to see you two at the ohnward center and Darrald getting a little culture in his life,,,,,just one great guy i will miss..... ralph saunders
Geni, Pat and family,
So sorry to hear of Darrald's passing. I remember fondly of his work at Fareway, always there at a moments notice to take my order and to share a story or two. He was such a pleasant individual and it was a pleasure to have known him. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these days.
Darrald was such a wonderful guy. Darrald and I went to country school together before going to jr high and high school in Maquoketa. I have some great memories of him. We were so happy when he married Geni and had an instant family. He will be missed by so many. Thoughts and prayers.
Deepest Sympathy for Darrold’s Family. Darrold was a Super guy. Always missed him when he retired from Fareway. May Geni find comfort knowing that Darrol is in the Loving arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus.
My deepest sympathy to all Darrald's family. Always a pleasure to visit at McDonald's. RIP, friend!
To Geni and family... we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for you all during this difficult time.
Sorry to hear of Darrald’s passing. We were in the same class in high school. Darrald was a great guy and will be missed. Don Sanger
Though I didn't know Darrald well, he was always so kind and pleasant when helping me at the meat counter. Thinking of you, Geni and family, as you cope with your loss.
I went to school and played football with Darrald. I moved away from Maquoketa, but would run into him once in a while, usually at Fareway. It was always good to see him. He was one of the kindest and gentlest men I knew, and the world was a better place because of him. He will be missed. Jim Marousis
RIP my friend. I grew up in Fulton and was thankful to know such a great guy. Hugs and Prayers to all the families.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless
IM SO VERY SORRY FOR UR LOSS , HE WAS SUCH A VERY NICE GUY
Darrald was one of the friendliest Fareway employees! I was happy for him when he married but always missed having him help me in the meat department! Thinking of your family...
So sorry to hear of Darrald's passing. He was a great guy. He took care of his Momma til she had to go to the nursing home. He always was a delight when we talked at work. My Deepest Sympathy and prayers for all of his family. The world shines just a bit less than before!
To the family- when i think of Darrald and see his picture i can't not help but smile and think of all the good times we all had, i ran around with some girls from Fulton, so it was just nothing to sit on and old log and BS for hours with the Fulton boys...As a meat cutter he was the best, always a smile and if you ask him something he was right on - as in how many servings and stuff... I too am so glad he met you Geni, you two always had smiles when i would see you out and about...God is getting a great guy coming his way...RIP- you will be missed.
Sorry for your lost, Darrel was a great guy.
It is with deep sympathy we send our tribute to Geni and Darrald's family. I grew up in Iron Hill area and knew Darrald all my life. The late Allan "Bud" Watters was my first cousin so Darrald and I go back a long ways. I was so happy for him when he met you Geni and I am sure that made his life complete having a spouse, children and grandchildren. He was a great meat cutter at Fareway and even tho shy at times would always smile. May he be at peace in heaven with all the other saints! Thanks for your donations of body, mind and spirit. Ross and Janet (Watters,Wood) Pollock...Mineral Point, WI.
Sorry to hear of Darrel’s passing. He worked with my mom (Arlene Sagers) at Fareway in Maquoketa for many of those years. She always spoke highly of him. Was happy to hear of his marriage at one of our class 67’ reunions. My thoughts & prayers that God comforts family & friends during this special celebration of his life.
Sheri Tucker (Beck)
So sorry for your lost he was a good guy
Our prayers are with Darrald's family and friends. May you find peace and strength with the Lord's help.
Sorry for your loss.
Our Sincerest Condolences to Geni and the entire Family.
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