Dorothy Amanda Carr, 87, Des Moines

Dorothy Amanda Carr, 87, died January 13, 2018 at Arbor Springs Nursing Home, West Des Moines, Iowa. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 20 at Hauser Funeral Home, Charles City, Iowa. Friends are invited join the family for lunch at the Floyd County Museum, Charles City before traveling to her graveside service being held 3 p.m. Saturday at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo, Iowa.

She was born on July 9, 1930 in Charles City to Anthony John and Katherine Elizabeth (Doerr) Einck. The family moved to a farm outside New Hampton, Iowa when she was age two. After her marriage to Clarence W. Carr, they made a home together in Waterloo until his death in 1978.

Dorothy worked for 23 years at St. Francis Hospital, later Covenant Medical Center, in Waterloo as a baker. She enjoyed providing homemade bread, cookies and desserts to the patients and staff at the hospital.

Dorothy is survived by her daughters, Cathy Carr-Davis (Merlin Davis) and Cindy Carr (Frank Castleberry, Jr.); granddaughters, Erienne and Sabrina Davis and Cheyenne Castleberry; sisters, Ardis Wiltse, Ila Mihm and Helen Einck; sister-in-law, Marg Einck; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence W. Carr; her parents; her brothers, Donald and Wayne Einck; and sisters, Vera Schmitt and Oril Schmitt.

Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home is handling Des Moines arrangements. Online condolences may be found at


Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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