Donald S. Carroll, age 80 of Prairie du Chien, WI passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at his home surrounded by family. He was born January 29, 1941, in Lancaster, WI, the son of Thomas and Mildred (Hoffman) Carroll. He graduated from Lancaster High School in the class of 1959, where he stood out as a three-sport athlete and was named the team's most valuable player in football and basketball in 1958 and 1959. He married Karen Flitsch on September 19, 1959, in Prairie du Chien. Karen later preceded him in death on October 10, 2018. His working career included stints as a milkman in Lancaster, a painter of cranes for Harnischfeger Corporation in Milwaukee, and as an auto body man for the Blackhawk Body Shop and Huebsch Chevrolet in Prairie du Chien. He retired from 3M Corp in Prairie du Chien in 2003 after 28 years of service.
He is survived by his three sons John (Linda), Daniel, and Bill (Nora); his daughter Sarah Riniker; his siblings Jim of Mauston, WI, Paul (Joan) of Arvada, CO, Dick (Kip) of Winona, MN, Larry (Susan) of Circle Pines, MN, Bob (Nancy) of Crystal Lake, IL, Rosemary Thompson of Bloomington, MN and Kathy (Richard) Lettman of Babson Park, FL, his nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his two sons David and Stephen; his brothers Walter, Roger and Ralph, two sisters Dorothy Fishnick and Ruth Irwin, and his granddaughter Sarah. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
A Memorial Service will be Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel, Msgr. Charles Stoetzel officiating with burial in the Calvary Cemetery, both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services.
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