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Gary Clark "Egg Man" Carroll

Died: Friday, August 30, 2013
Age: 73
Gary Clark “Egg Man” Carroll, 73, Franklin, formerly of Lake Geneva, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at his home.

He was born in Stockton, Ill., on Oct. 21, 1939, the son of Clark and Dorothy Ann Perry Carroll. He graduated from Belvidere High School in 1957. On Oct. 7, 1964, in Rockford, Ill., he married the former Sandra Holmgren. He owned and operated Dor-Clark Farms in Elkhorn for many years; he also owned and operated Egg Mans Pub in Richmond, Ill., for five years. He tended bar at the Stage Stop Restaurant in Wilmot for many years. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards, especially pinochle and bridge. However, his happiest times were spent with his grandchildren.

Egg Man is survived by Sandi, his wife of almost 49 years; two sons, Kirk (Beth) Carroll, Durango, Colo., and Clark (Melissa) Carroll, Madison; four grandchildren, Zachary, Clare, Wesley and Mac; his mother, Dorothy Ann Carroll, Franklin; two sisters, Jill Carroll, Franklin, and Vikki (William) LaCroix, Williams Bay; and a brother, Rick (Debbie) Carroll, Elkhorn.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a sister, Bonnie Dinsmore.

Celebration of Gary’s life Sunday, Sept. 8, from 12:30 until 4 p.m. at Cafe Calamari in Williams Bay. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials are requested in Gary’s name to the American Cancer Society. Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lake Geneva, assisted the family with arrangements. To sign the online guest registry, go to www.derrickfuneralhome.com.

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