James D. Carroll

Died: Thu., Dec. 13, 2018


10:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., Dec. 18, 2018
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

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Retired Mankato letter carrier, James D. Carroll died Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato.  Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel with visitation from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment with military honors will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday at Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home is handling arrangements.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Mayo Hospice.

Mr. Carroll was born to John and Katherine (Clark) Carroll at Jamestown, North Dakota May 4, 1926.  The family moved to a farm in Meeker County Minnesota in 1930.  Jim attended country school in that area and later high school in Kimball.  The family moved to North Mankato in 1942.  Jim graduated from Mankato High School in 1944.  He then went into the US Army serving in the liberation of the Philippines with the 40th Inf. Div.  Upon discharge from the service he returned to North Mankato and worked at various Mankato businesses.  He married Lorraine Haack at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church May 28, 1949.  He began work at the Mankato Post Office in 1951.  After finishing his postal career Mr. Carroll worked for Pinkerton Security Service first as a guard and later as a supervisor.  His main station was at the Cotter Company Warehouse in Mankato.  Mr. Carroll, during his lifetime was active in the National Association of Letter Carriers Federal Employees.  He held office at times in both organizations.

Jim’s interests were human rights, civil rights and the peace movement.  He was a member of groups promoting those rights.  The principle one being The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).  Mr. Carroll enjoyed his family, folk music, hearing and telling jokes and tending his yard.

He is survived by his wife, Lorraine; daughter, Kathleen (David) Farm of Burnsville, MN; son Patrick Carroll of Mankato, MN; grandchildren; Lisa (Frank) Kennedy of St. Paul, MN and Andrew (Liza) Farm of Shakopee, MN; great granddaughter, Jocelyn Farm; sister, Katherine (John) Folkema of Braham, MN.  He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Linda Farm; sister, Mary.

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