Donald ‘Briggs’ James Carroll

September 5, 1940 — September 12, 2021


Donald “Briggs” James Carroll, the son of Dennis and Wilhelmina “Billie” (Arndorfer) Carroll, was born in Lu Verne, on Sept.  5, 1940. He grew up in Lu Verne, graduating from Lu Verne High School in 1959. 

Don held many jobs throughout his life. He worked for the railroad, road construction, bridge painting, gas truck driver, drove a truck for his brother Tom, Bituminous and Greenfield Transport, Hannah Fertilizer Plant manager, and started farming after his dad passed away in 1976.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, collecting trains, camping, snowmobiling, riding minibikes and racing stock cars. 

Don passed away surrounded by family on Sept. 12, at Good Samaritan Society in Algona. He was 81.

He is survived by his children; Bruce (Ann) Carroll of Corwith, Corinna (Brent) Hefty of Lu Verne, John (Donna) Carroll of Okla., Becky (David) Gaskill of Spirit Lake, Ann (Dean) Menke of Algona, and Joe (Jessica) Carroll of Burt; 18 grandchildren and one on the way; 15 great-grandchildren, sisters; Denise McNeilly of Texas, Rosemary (Kurt) Paeper of Humboldt; sister-in-law; Beth Carroll of Lu Verne, and many nieces and nephews. 

Don was preceded in death by his parents, sister; Lavonne Davis, brother; Thomas Carroll, brother-in-law; Tom McNeilly and twin infant sons; Charles and Edward Carroll. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at


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