David Carroll

David M. Carroll, 68, of New Albin died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Albin, with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph's Cemetery, New Albin.
David Michael Carroll was born May 15, 1946 in Caledonia, MN, the son of John and Rita (Smerud) Carroll. He graduated from St. George High School in Lansing and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kennedy Western University.
June 25, 1966, David married Jeanie A. Smith at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. For 35 years, David worked for Dairyland Power Coop in Genoa, WI; as a superintendent at the Flambeau Hydro Station in Ladysmith, WI; and in La Crosse, WI. He retired in 2005.
He was very active in the community, which included being a member of Knights of Columbus, a past member of the New Albin City Council, a Boy Scout scoutmaster, and an usher at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Albin. David also loved being outdoors and was a member of the Allamakee County Conservation Board. He also belonged to Ducks Unlimited and Pheasants Forever, and participated in Friends of Pool 9.
He loved trout fishing in the mountains of Wyoming, and hunting deer, elk and pheasants. An avid reader of history, David particularly enjoyed both American and Native American history. He was involved with Native American archeology research and was a local history buff. David had a deep love for his family, and also loved his dog, Maggie.
David is survived by his wife, Jeanie of New Albin; three children, Renee (Kevin) Herman of Sparta, WI, Rachel (David) Jones of Waterloo and Michael (Lisa O’Malley-Carroll) Carroll of Lansing; four grandchildren, Jared and Dylan Herman, and Grant and Reagan Saul; his brother, James Carroll; two sisters, Linda Peterson and Anita (Mark) Goellner; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Joseph Carroll; and brother-in-law, David Peterson.
Honorary casketbearers were David's grandchildren, Don Peters and Steven Smerud. Casketbearers were Rick Heiderscheit, Don Walsh, George Johnston, Carlton Haugen, Don Somermeyer and Jim Sanchez.
Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.