August 14, 2018
Hugh Kerr, age 84, of Marshall, Minnesota, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Sylvan Court, Sanford Health Center, Canby, MN. Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota. Burial will follow in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall. Hugh John Kerr was born on September 21, 1933, to George and Anna (Wischer) Kerr on their family farm in Lawton, North Dakota. Hugh’s family moved to rural Lyon county when he was a toddler. Hugh attended country school and went on to graduate from Lynd High School. Hugh served in the United States Army from 1954 until 1956. He then returned home and met Elizabeth DeVos. The two were married April 4, 1959. They were blessed with 6 children. Hugh owned and operated his own business, Kerr’s Shoe Repair, opening in 1970. In 1991, Hugh married Carol Darling. The couple closed the shoe repair shop and decided to explore the country and travel the US. They lived in Georgia, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada. Hugh’s interests in life were painting, playing cards, watching sports on TV and spending time with family and friends. Hugh Kerr died Tuesday August 14, 2018, at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 24 days. Blessed be his memory. He is survived by his wife, Carol of Canby; six children, Kerry Kerr of Marshall, Anna (Michael) Jennings of Watertown, SD, Darlene (Steve) Allen of Marshall, Richard (Linda) Kerr of Minneota, Nancy Kerr (Don Myhre) of Sioux Falls, SD, Chad Kerr of Marshall; step daughter, Denise Catalano of Brandon, FL; 10 grandchildren, Jessica (Dude) Myhre, Megan (Grant) Giefer, Wesley (Mariah Schelhaas) Jennings, Lindsey (Lance Hinsvark) Jennings, Lauren (Travis) Ellingson, Olivia (Charles M) Holcomb, Colin Allen, Kristie Illingworth, Kimberly Illingworth, Natasha Myhre; 6 great-grandchildren, Aubree, Maddie, Brayden, Reed, Rhett, Charles J; siblings, Duane (Barbara) Kerr of Russell, James “Jim” (Elaine) Kerr of Tyler, George Kerr of Las Vegas NV, Margaret Mitchell of Canby; sisters-in-law, Marianne Kerr of Fulda, Helen Kerr of Cornville, AZ, Beverly Kerr of Lennox, SD; first wife, Elizabeth DeVos of Marshall; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Hugh is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Warren Kerr, Walter Kerr, Albert Kerr; stepson, Len Avery; and brother-in-law, Frank Mitchell.
Hugh Kerr, age 84, of Marshall, Minnesota, died on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at Sylvan Court, Sanford Health Center, Canby, MN. Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Hamilton Funeral Home in Marshall, Minnesota.... View Obituary & Service Information
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