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James "Ray" Carroll

James "Ray" Carroll, age 93, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal rest, Friday afternoon, June 16, 2017, surrounded by his family, at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center assisted living facility. He was born to Henry Thomas and Bessie Renee (Snider) Carroll on June 4, 1924, in Spencer Twp. Ray married Norma Veres on June 21, 1958; she preceded him in death on October 28, 1986. He worked as a farmer and as a Lucas County Sanitary Engineer; retiring in 1989.

Ray loved to go to biking in the park and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Ray is survived by his loving children, Beth Arnold, Barb Murphy, and Steve Carroll; grandchildren, Travis and Brittney Murphy; and sister, Jeanette Schmidt.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Norma; brothers, Charles and Nick Carroll; and son-in-law, James Arnold.

Family and friends may visit Monday, June 19th from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where a Vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will begin in the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20th, followed by a Mass of Resurrection at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity (Immaculate Conception) Catholic Church at Marygrove, 1750 N. Raab Road, with Fr. Michael Dandurand presiding. Interment will follow at Marygrove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice or Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff at Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center and Great Lakes Hospice for the loving and compassionate care they gave to Ray.

Residence: Swanton, Ohio

Visitation: Monday, June 19th from 2 to 8 pm at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton

Mass of Resurrection: Tuesday, June 20th at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church-Marygrove

Interment: Marygrove Cemetery

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My deepest sympathies to the family at this time of sorrow. I unfortunately did not get the chance to meet your Dad , Steve however I am sure he was a wonderful father and man, I know he will be deeply missed. May he rest in peace and be reunited with his loving wife, along with those who went on before him.

Michael Thompson Jun 19 2017 12:00 AM

Keeping the family in my prayers , sending my sympathies to you all. Rest In peace Ray Carroll

Patricia Thompson Jun 19 2017 12:00 AM

Steve, thinking of you and your family at this time. I know you will miss him, but he lives always in your heart and memories. God Bless.....Nancy Piatt

Nancy Piatt Jun 19 2017 12:00 AM

May he Rest In Peace. Thinking of you during these difficult times. Condolences Steve, Barb & Beth.

Bob & Jan Gill Jun 19 2017 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to be without Uncle Ray. He was like a grandfather to my children. He told me once that he was still here because Aunt Norma didn't want him up there with her yet, it must have been time for them to be together again! Love you all!

Patty Carroll Jun 17 2017 12:00 AM