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Carrol A. Terry, age 100, of Winona, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2023, at Benedictine – St. Anne in Winona.
Carrol was born on February 9, 1923, in Stillwater, MN, to Robert and Florence (Terry) Straw. Following the death of his mother in 1926, Carrol and his one-year-old brother, Francis, were adopted by their grandparents, Adin and Catherine Terry. Carrol attended St. Peter’s Grade School and graduated from Mahtomedi High School.
He attended the Merchant Marine Engine School at Sheepheads Bay, NY, and honorably served his country with the United States Merchant Marines from May 1943 to June 1946 on oil tankers in the North Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific, and Asiatic Theaters.
Carrol was united in marriage with Eleanor A. “Elle” Konkel on September 8, 1956, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Creek, WI, and she preceded him in death on December 16, 2017.
He was employed with the American Motor Company in Milwaukee, where their only son, Michael, was born in 1960. The family moved back to Winona in 1967, where Carrol was employed for many years with Warner and Swasey/Badger Equipment, until his retirement. Following retirement, Carrol continued to work for the Winona Daily News and with J and K Office Products.
Carrol was a member of St. John Nepomucene Church, and he was an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus Council 639 of Winona.
He will be remembered as an avid reader, and for his many years as a dedicated volunteer at Benedictine – St. Anne in Winona.
Carrol is lovingly survived by his son, Michael (Heather) Terry; grandchildren: Haley (Ryan) Halverson, Jaida (Casey Ritzel) Terry, and Sadie Terry; great-granddaughter, Maddison; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elle; his parents; brother, Francis in 1953; and eleven brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
Visitation will be held from 10 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at St. John Nepomucene Church, 558 E. Broadway, Winona. The Very Reverend Patrick Arens will officiate. Carrol will be laid to rest at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Pine Creek, WI, where the American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post 9 of Winona will provide military honors.
Carrol’s family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to the staffs of Benedictine – St. Anne and Winona Health Hospice, for the excellent and loving care that he received.
Memorials may be directed to Benedictine – St. Anne or to Winona Health Hospice.
Online condolences or memories may be left for Carrol’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com.