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Emmett J. Carroll

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Emmett Carroll

Emmett J. Carroll, 93, of Keyesport, IL, born on Tuesday, September 16, 1924, in Alhambra, IL, died Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Lakeland Nursing Center in Effingham, IL.

As a boy, Emmett helped his father and brother work the family farm north of Marine, IL. As a young man he provided for his family by working different jobs in the area, the latest being Parts Manager at Tri-Ford in Highland, IL, in addition to working on the family farm.

In their early married life, he and Norma enjoyed dancing with friends and playing cards. Upon retiring, they moved to Keyesport, IL, where they enjoyed boating, fishing and swimming. They also had the good fortune of touring Europe, Central and South America, and other exotic places while spending winters in Florida. They remained living in Keyesport until July, 2018, when they moved to Effingham, IL, to be closer to children.

Emmett will be dearly missed by his wife and family and all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leo C. Carroll, died 3/26/1971; mother, Cecelia B. Carroll, nee Kaufman, died 2/8/1973; first wife, Theresa M. Carroll, nee Wellen, whom he married on 1/9/1946, who died 8/12/1975; step child, Mark A. Poelker, died 1979; brother, Leo V. Carroll, died 12/19/1997; sister-in-law, Wilma E. Carroll, nee Eberhart, died 4/10/2009.

Survivors include his wife, Norma J. Poelker Carroll, nee Graul, whom he married on Saturday, October 9, 1976, in Mascoutah, IL, who survives in Effingham, IL; sons, Joseph L. (Judith) Carroll, Mt. Vernon, IL, and Don G. (Traute) Carroll, Red Lodge, MT; daughter, Ann M. Carroll, Chicago, IL; step-children, Brian B. (Barbara) Poelker, Effingham, IL, Susan (Todd) Cisna, Effingham, IL, Carolyn J. (Robert) Greathouse, House Springs, MO, Wayne B. Poelker, Pocahontas, IL, and Sarah J. Poelker, Mascoutah, IL; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Effingham, IL; former member of St. Elizabeth Church, Marine, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Cemetery or .

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine, IL.

Services: Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 21, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marine, IL, with Father Paul Nabing, Pastor officiating. Interment will be at Saint Elizabeth Catholic Cemetery in Marine, IL.

Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Sept. 16, 2018
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