Irene R. Carr

Resided in Escanaba, Michigan
Died June 29th, 2020

Irene R. Carr, age 89, of Escanaba passed away on Monday, June 29, 2020 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Gladstone following a brief illness.

She was born on October 5, 1930, in Elmo, Kansas, the daughter of John and Margaret (Brickner) Duddy. Irene married Robert A. Carr on August 28, 1954 in Abilene, KS. She was a member of St. Anne Church in Escanaba.

In her younger years, Irene enjoyed bowling.  She loved shopping and traveling, but most importantly the time with her family was precious to her.

Irene is survived by her children; Steven (Karen) Carr of Plano, TX, Kevin (Natalie) Carr of Vancouver, WA, Timothy (Gail) Carr of Green Bay, WI, and Julie (Jamie) Iverson of Escanaba; grandchildren, Mandy Iverson, Robby (Angelina Maggart) Iverson, Eric (Lyndsey) Carr, Leslie Carr, Matthew Carr (Betty Amala), Missy (Leo) Ortiz, Cynthia (D.J.) Mancheski, Dion (Chelsea) Gillespie, Shannon Gillespie and Anna Carr; 15 great grandchildren; and brother, Robert of Abilene, KS.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Robert; sisters, Catherine and Dorothy; and brothers, Francis and Charles.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Entombment will take place in the Gardens of Rest Mausoleum.

An expression of sympathy can be by directed to the family of Irene Carr, c/o Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba, MI 49829

The family would like to thank the staff at Lakeview Assisted Living for their loving care of Irene during her residency.

A message of condolence may be directed to the family at

5 Tributes to “Irene R. Carr”

  1. Please accept our deepest sympathy and sincere condolences upon the passing of Irene.

    Both Irene and Bob were dear friends to my parents Bob and Josee Jacke.
    Irene often passed by my parents’ house during our summer vacations in Escanaba to say hello and visit with us.

    We will keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

    Micheline and Paul Geeraerts-Jacke

  2. I know Grandma is in a much better place with Grandpa. I love you very much Grandma. I have so many great memories visiting Escanaba, especially looking at all the relics from my dads childhood in the basement and playing croquet in the backyard. I loved my Grandma’s sense of humor. I will miss her.

  3. Irene was a wonderful grandmother that brought energy and excitement to every space she entered.

    I had the pleasure of visiting Escanaba in the summers and for Christmas to visit her along with my cousins, aunts, and uncles. I also had the enjoyment of her time, including Grandpa Bob, in St. Louis. More recently, I was able to see her at my California wedding in 2017. I remember how she would iron clothes with a Leinenkugel’s beer and always had a quick wit about her.

    Rest peacefully.

    Eric and Lyndsey Carr

  4. I love you grandma and you will be greatly missed. I know you’re in a much better place now with Grandpa! Thank you for teaching me how to be a strong lady like you and all your advice through the years! I will always cherish the memories visiting Escanaba in the summers and sometimes for Christmas with the whole family! You making fudge or pasty in your kitchen, strawberry rhubarb pies, you laying at the foot of the bed because Mandy and I were too loud at night (haha), prom dress shopping, when you and Grandpa took Mandy and Robbie with you to visit me in San Diego when I was in the Navy, my wedding and the last two times we were able to meet up over the past few summer at dads house! I’m grateful you were able to met all of my kids as well. Rest in peace with Grandpa!!

    Missy, Leo, Kaylani, Kaiya & Landon

  5. My sympathy to the family. I always enjoyed waiting on her at JCP..She was always smiling .

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