Lorraine Carr

Lorraine Carr, age, 94, of Carrington, ND, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Golden Acres Manor, Carrington, after a brief illness.

Lorraine Katherine Polries was born November 28, 1923, the daughter of Mathew and Elizabeth (Thury) Polries. She attended school in Sykeston.  

She was united in marriage to James P. Carr on October 15, 1946, in Sykeston, ND.  They raised 12 children while farming outside of Carrington.  James preceded her in death on August 23, 1982.  Lorraine moved to Carrington after Jim’s passing.

Lorraine was a member of CHI’s auxiliary and enjoyed volunteering at the hospital gift shop. As an active member of Sacred Heart, she was a Eucharistic minister, led the rosary for many years, and belonged to the altar society. She judged art and was a panel member judging the “Know Your State” Contest.  She baked at Jackie’s café and was especially known for her caramel rolls and pies.

Lorraine’s hobbies included painting, pinochle, casinos, bowling, sewing, fishing, and reading.  Lorraine loved traveling, especially her trips to Europe.  She also loved watching the Minnesota Twins and the Jewelry Channel.

She is survived by her children: Tom Carr, Carrington, Joanne (Marlin) Stokes, Carrington, Jeanette (special friend, Jerry Steinbach) Papillon, Dilworth, MN, Geraldine (Dennis) Peterson, Grandin, ND, Jim (Faith) Carr, Covington, LA, Jeanine (Glenn) Heuer, Fargo, Jerome (Peggy) Carr, Spring, TX, Karen (Dennis) Loeks, Maple Grove, MN, Pat Carr, Minnetonka, MN, Paul (Stacy) Carr, Minnetonka, MN, Robert (Heather) Carr, Kent, WA, David Carr, Plymouth, MN; 26 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandson, Jack; numerous brother and sisters-in-laws and nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by:  husband, James Carr;  parents  Mat and Elizabeth Polries; Father and Mother-in-law: Joe and Mabel Carr; brothers, Donald, Alvin, and Louis Polries; sisters, Eleanor Knight and Evelyn Warren, son-in-law Jan Papillon; daughter-in-law, Mary Carr; grandchildren, Janelle and Lance Papillon; and great-grandchild Caleb Carr

The family suggests memorials be sent to a charity of your choice


Thursday, 9AM-7PM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington


Thursday, January 18, 2018 Rosary Service at 6:45PM

Vigil Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.


Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10:30AM

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Carrington, ND


Carrington Cemetery, Carrington, ND

Posted Condolences:
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Name: Helen Torscher

Message: Your mom was always one of my favorite people. From the first time I babysat I admired your mom for her kind, loving and gracious manner - also for teaching me how to make "lumpless" gravy.



Name: Kathie Carr

Message: Our prayers go out to the family. Lorraine was such a beautiful lady. Wish we could have been there for the funeral. Love you all.



Name: Lise Metcalfe

Date: 1-19-2018

Message: Joann, my sympathy to you and your family during at this time.


Name: Darlene tennyson

Date: 1-18-18

Message: Our prayers go out to your family.  Lorraine was a truly wonderful woman who will be missed by everyone who knew her.  We will especially miss seeing her in church.


Name: Amber Micka

Date: Jan.18 , 2018

Message: My condolences to the family.   May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection.   Acts 24:15


Name: Connie Steinbach Yeager

Date: 01/17/17

Message: So sorry for your loss.  She will always be with you all in your hearts.  My prayers and thoughts are with you all.


Name: Kim Peek

Date: 01/17/18

Message: Patrick and family,  I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers and thoughts to you and your whole family.


Name: LuVerne & Charmaine Albrecht

Date: Jan 16,2018

Message: Our deepest Sympathy to your whole family, she was a very nice lady, she will be missed by so many people besides all of your family.


Name: Muriel (Anderson) Tourtelotte

Date: 1/16/18

Message: Jim and family, my condolences in the passing of your mother.


Name: Muriel (Anderson) Tourtelotte

Date: 1/16/18

Message: Jim and family, my condolences in the passing of your mother.


Name: Patti Penas

Date: 1-15-2018

Message: Aunt Lorraine was just a special person--strong and dedicated to her family her entire life.  She impressed me even well into her 90's--she knew and would talk about what was going on in the lives of each of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren (which were many).  She was a grand lady and we were all blessed to have known her. Lorraine raised a beautiful family and her legacy lives on in all of you. The Carr family has always known how to have fun when you are together and I am hoping all those wonderful memories will boost your spirits as you say goodbye to your beloved mom and grandma.



Name: Jane Kallberg Cody

Date: 01/15/2018

Message: Tom and Joanne and the rest of the Carr family.  My sincere condolences.  Remember all the wonderful times you had with your mother through this difficult time.