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Carroll McTaggart

Carroll Francis McTaggart

Wednesday, July 25th, 1934 - Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019
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Obituary

Carroll F. McTaggart, 85 of Independence, IA, went to his heavenly home on Tuesday December 3, 2019, at Lexington Estates in Independence, IA.

Visitation will be held from 4 PM until 7 PM on Friday December 6, 2019 at the Reiff Family Center – Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, IA, with a Rosary being said at 4 PM by the Knights of Columbus. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday December 7, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Winthrop, IA with Rev. David Beckman presiding. Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Elkader, IA with graveside Military Honors.

The family respectfully request in lieu of flowers please make donations to the St. John’s catholic Church Redecoration or to the Lexington Estate in Independence, IA.

Survivors include his wife Jacquie, son Mark of Fremont, NE, son Sean (Linda) of Ankeny, IA, six grandchildren, and ten close-to-the-heart nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Josie (Rothmeyer) McTaggart, and two brothers; Edwin in infancy, and James.

Carroll was born and raised in Cox Creek Township, in Clayton County Iowa. He attended a country School near his home and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Elkader with a class of four. He often joked about the honor of ranking fourth in his class.

After spending two years in the Army, Carroll worked for McTaggart and Sons Furniture in Elkader, and later as a Deputy County Auditor in Clayton County. On June 24, 1961 he married Jacquelyn K. Bowers at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader, IA. In 1964 he joined his brother Jim at Metropolitan Life – his employer and passion for the next three decades. After officially retiring from Metropolitan he began painting parking lots, a time-killing job that he really enjoyed.

Because of memory and mobility issues, Carroll lived the last three years of his life (went in fall of 2016) at Lexington Estates. He made many friends there and received wonderfully compassionate care. His family will be eternally grateful.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    Address
    216 3rd Ave SE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 8:00am - 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 8:00am - 10:30am
    Location
    St. Patrick's Parish Center
    Address
    544 1st St S
    WINTHROP, IA
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    St. Patrick's Catholic Church - Winthrop
    Address
    555 1st St. South
    WINTHROP, IA 50682
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    Officiant
    Rev. David Beckman
  • Interment

    Location
    St. Joseph's Cemetery
    Address
    ELKADER, IA
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Christina mesenbrink

Posted at 05:13pm
I'm sorry for your loss.
He will be truly missed.
Christina mesenbrink
MV

Michael La Velle

Posted at 06:58pm
Sean, Linda, Max, Josie , Jack and the Entire McTaggart family,
May our Wonderous Lord watch over and console you all through this difficult time. May your cherished memories provide peace and comfort. Love and God Bless, Michael La Velle / Scott Seeley
KK

Kay Kessler

Posted at 05:10pm
Kay and I send our sincere condolences, sorry for your loss. We are thinking of your family, we have many great memories with Carroll. We will remember him in our prayers. We are not able to make it to the service as I no longer drive long distances.

Take care,
Bill and Kay Kessler
719 S Washington
Cuba City WI 53807
NH

Norman Humble

Posted at 05:08pm
Jacquie and your family, my prayers are with you. Carroll had a blessed life with you and the boys. In reading Carroll's obituary my thoughts went back 57 years to Elkader when Joyce and I move there. I don't know how we met, but we were "freshly" married, no kids and our whole lives ahead of us. We had much fun, going to Marquette and Prairie du Chen to eat and hit a few bars for a beer. Jacquie, you and Joyce were great coffee friends. Carroll and I were along for the ride. We went to dances above the Dittmer car garage.Fond memories for me. Carroll is with his Maker and free of all earthly pains.
AR

Arlene Reimer

Posted at 05:41pm
Jacquie and the whole family, we send our condolences and prayers to you. So sorry he was failing in health toward last. Gerald and Carroll spent time in Germany during those Army days. He would often talk about those days. God's blessings to all. Gerald and Arlene Reimer
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