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Daniel Leo Carr passed away peacefully in a Buffalo, NY hospital on Monday, August 17, 2020. Dan was born on April 12, 1944 in Omaha, NE to Maurice and Maxine (Shay) Carr. They soon moved to their hometown of Maloy, IA where Dan attended Maloy Elementary School. They then moved to Mount Ayr where he graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1962. He was active in sports, music and 4-H where he showed purebred Hampshire hogs.
He graduated from the University of Iowa in Political Science and the University of Iowa Law School where he was an editor of the Iowa Law Review. He practiced law in New York City with a Wall Street firm.
Dan married Barbara Shed from Aurora, NY in Iowa City in May 1968. They had two boys, Jason and Daniel. They divorced and Dan relocated to Des Moines from New York City in 1980. He received his Master’s in Journalism from Drake University and started working for the Des Moines Register. He served in many capacities including Deputy Business Editor and Senior Copy Editor. Dan worked for the Register for 30 years.
Dan was an extremely intelligent man with a quiet personality. He had great interest in antique clocks, vintage wristwatches, books, art, sports, politics, classical music and travel. He was proud of his 100% Irish heritage and traveled to Ireland twice, once for a family reunion and once with his immediate family. His go-to spot for travel in the States was Santa Fe, NM. Dan was always admired for his intellect and his dry sense of humor. He could converse on an endless array of topics and was a master at Trivial Pursuit
He moved to Buffalo, NY in 2015 to be close to his family. He made his home in an intellectually stimulating and active senior community where he made new friends, including several retired newspaper men. He enjoyed watching bicycle racing such as the Tour de France and excelled in fantasy cycling. He also loved watching his beloved New York Rangers and Yankees.
Dan is survived by two sons, Jason (Molly) Carr and Dan (Denise) Carr, grandson, Gus Carr, and former wife, Barbara Carr, all of Buffalo, sister, Martha (Jon) Hove, of Menomonie, WI, brother, Tom (Sharon) Carr, of Mount Ayr and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice and Maxine Carr.
A memorial service will be in held at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr Saturday, August 14, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Following burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery near Maloy IA, lunch will be served at the home of Tom and Sharon Carr.

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