Nelson William Carr, 94, of Lachine passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena.
Nelson was born in Wellington Township to the late Nelson and Adeline (Kollen) Carr on July 8, 1925, where he spent his entire life except for 2 years serving in the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of the Long Rapids Congregational Church. On June 15, 1946, he married Norma Edmonds. She preceded him in death on February 15, 1973. On December 26, 1977 he married the former Mary Evelyn (Lumsden) Flanders. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2014. Nelson worked in construction his whole life, having worked for Les Jones for 21 years and 10 years for Lumsden Construction.
Surviving are 2 sons, Bill Carr, Bob (DeLynn) Carr; daughter, Cheryl (Arnold) Christensen; 2 stepsons, Thomas (Roberta) Oliver, Richard Oliver; 9 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.
Mr. Carr was preceded in death by 2 sons, Jere Carr, Michael Carr; granddaughter, Meghan Carr; great-granddaughter, Emily Hope Simonye; daughter-in-law, Tess Oliver; and sister Louise Brown.
Visitation will take place at the Bannan Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-8 p.m. and will continue Friday at Long Rapids Congregational Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. Arnie Kirschner officiating.
Interment: Long Rapids Cemetery
Memorials: Long Rapids Congregational Church or Hospice of Michigan
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Hospice of Michigan
145 N. State Avenue, Alpena MI 49707
Long Rapids First Congregational Church
5440 Church Road, Lachine MI 49753