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Carroll D. Harrod, 88, Vero Beach

Carroll D. Harrod, 88, died Feb. 1, 2010, at his home.

He was born in Grand Ledge, Mich., and lived in Vero Beach for 14 years, coming from Elk Rapids, Mich.

He attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and later attended General Motors Technical Institute in Flint, Mich.

Before retirement, he was employed with the GMC Oldsmobile Division as National Owner Relations Manager and later as the Chicago Zone Business Management Manager.

Upon leaving General Motors, he entered the real estate business and was employed by Key Reality Inc. in Grand Ledge.

He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War and was awarded the Silver Star with cluster, Purple Heart with cluster, the Bronze Star and Prisoner of War Medal.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Vero Beach. He was a member of the Retired Officers Association and a life member of Disabled American Veterans Association and the Masonic Lodge 179 F&AM Grand Ledge.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; daughters, Carol Lee Broker of Woodstock, Ill., Catherine Ann Draper of Tucson, Ariz., and Christine Mary Sims of Phoenix; son, Steven Paul Harrod of Grand Rapids, Mich.; stepdaughter, Anne Lynch of Lake Placid; stepson, Robert Howenstine of St. Simon’s Island, Ga.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy, in 1972.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Feb. 4 at the First Presbyterian Church, Vero Beach with Dr. G. Timothy Womack and the Rev. Dr. George Earnshaw officiating.

Interment will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach. A guest book may be signed at

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