Thomas O. Carr | 1943 - 2013 | Obituary

Thomas O. Carr
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Thomas O. Carr

Born: January 08, 1943
Died: March 05, 2013

Obituary announcement

Dateline: Cascade

Thomas O'Brien Carr, 70,Of Cascade, Iowa died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade, Iowa, due to cancer.

According to Tom’s wishes, his body was donated to research at the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program.

The family will greet friends after 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2013 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, Iowa. where a memorial service for Tom will be held 2:00 p.m, with Rev. Douglas Loecke officiating. Full Military Honors will be afforded by the Cascade American Legion, Post #528.

Born January 8, 1943 at J.M. McDonald Hospital in Monticello. He was the oldest son of Roy Bernard Carr and LaVerne (O'Brien) Carr.
He attended school in Dubuque, Iowa. Graduated from Walhert High School in 1961. Tom served in the US Air Force from 1962-1963. He was discharged early to help care for his family after the death of his father. He worked at John Deere in Dubuque for 17 years. He also worked for Cascade area farmers. He was a member of the Cascade American Legion, Post #528.

Tom was a big NASCAR fan and enjoyed working on cars.

He is survived by two daughters, Teri (Larry) Schellenberger and Tami Hamlin, both of Colorado; siblings Joanne (John) Plein of Dubuque, Mike (Patti) Carr of Dubuque, Cathy Saddoris of Cedar Rapids, Rich (Sue) Carr of Waterloo, Don (Dianne) Carr of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Jerry (Terri) Carr of Epworth; two grandsons, Nicholas and Michael of Colorado; one granddaughter, Sydney; many nieces and nephews; and his cat, Spanky.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Roy in 1962 and LaVerne in 2004;and two brothers Philip Carr in 1977 and Patrick Carr in 1996.

A Thomas O. Carr memorial fund has been established in lieu of flowers.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

We would like to thank Kristina and Nichole of Hospice of Dubuque and the staff at Shady Rest Care Center for providing Tom care and comfort in his last days.

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