Carroll Mau, 86 of Elbow Lake, died Saturday, January 15, 2022, at PioneerCare in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.
Carroll Alfred Mau was born July 20, 1935, on the family farm in rural Donnelly, Minnesota. He was the oldest of five children born to Chris and Esther (Mithun) Mau. Carroll was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Donnelly. He attended 8 years of country school District 39, and two years of Ag School in Morris. Carroll helped his father on the farm most of his childhood years. In 1957, he enlisted in the US Army and was stationed in Oahu, Hawaii until being honorably discharged in 1959.
On February 22, 1958, Carroll married Kathryn Ristow at St. Charles Catholic Church, Herman. To this union four children were born, Dean, Diane, Donna and Linda. In 1967, Carroll became the bus coordinator and mechanic for the Elbow Lake-Wendell School District.
Carroll’s interests were fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. During retirement, he and Katie enjoyed the family cabin on Eagle Lake, doing a lot of fishing and relaxing. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and could fix nearly anything! He was a member of the United Lutheran Church of Elbow Lake, the American Legion and Grant County Fair Board. He volunteered on the Elbow Lake Fire Department and ambulance crew for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Katie; children, Dean Mau, Diane (Tom) Grout, Donna (Dwight) Bordson and Linda (Keith) Sellner; 14 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, Lorraine (Jim) Aanerud, Janice (Robert) Bartell, Eugene (Carolyn) Mau, and Steve (Shanda) Mau, as well as many extended family and friends.
Preceding Carroll in death were his parents, Chris & Esther; an infant sibling; mother & father in-law, Oscar & Angela Ristow; brother-in-law, Harry Ross; sisters-in-law, Vionne (Ron) Dotzenrod, and Sylvia Ann (Gary) Borud.
There will be a Private Family Service held at a later date.