ESTHERVILLE - Memorial services for Doris Carrico, 75, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Paul Wiegman officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. WEdnesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. She died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.
Doris Louise (Bandow) Carrico, the daughter of August and Louise (Bargfrede) Bandow, was born Jan. 4, 1934, in Jackson County, Minn.
When Doris was one year old, she moved with her family to Manilla, Iowa. She attended school in Manilla and graduated from Manilla High School. Then she attended business college. On June 16, 1957, she was united in marriage to Richard Carrico at First Lutheran Church in Omaha, Neb. She was employed as secretary to the Manilla High School principal in the Manilla School District for many years. In 1977, the family moved to Estherville. Doris was employed at Art's-Way Manufacturing in Armstrong for over 19 years. After her retirement from Art's-Way in January of 1997, she went to work at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville until August 2007, when declining health caused her to resign. In her leisure time Doris enjoyed doing crosswords, playing games on her computer, going to casinos (didn't matter which one) and most of all, spending time with her many friends and family. She could light the room with a smile and a chuckle. Doris' family was the light of her life.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville where she served in WELCA and was president for some years.
Left to cherish Doris' memory are her husband, Richard, of Estherville; children, Michael Carrico, David Carrico and his wife, Beth, and Cynthia Kulow all of Estherville; seven grandchildren, Emily Carrico, Makala Carrico, Ryan Carrico, Brad Carrico, Sarah Kulow, Eric Kulow and Casie Kulow and one great-grandson, Noah Carrico.
Preceding Doris in death were 2 grandsons, Jon Carrico and Allen Carrico, and her parents.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials. On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com