In loving memory of

Gerald R. Carrier
August 18, 1923 - January 17, 2022

Gerald R. Carrier
Canton - Gerald R Carrier, 98, of Canton passed January 17, 2022 at Sunset Nursing Home in Canton. Gerald was born on August 18, 1923 in Erie, Pennsylvania to George R and Alice (Eckendorf) Carrier. He graduated from Mooseheart, where he met the love of his life, Lena Rowley of 73 years. They were married on November 15, 1942 in Mooseheart, IL. She preceded him death on January 11, 2016. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one daughter Jeri Carrier. He is survived by four children; Michael (Dot Hills) Carrier, Diana (Wendell Covert) Carrier, Deborah (Larry) Ward, LuAnn (Steve) Miller, six grandsons, one granddaughter, one great grandson, three great granddaughters, one great-great grandson and one great-great granddaughter. He was a WWII Veteran, also he was retired from International Harvester. Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton are in charge of arrangements. Cremation rites have been accorded and there will be no services. To leave online condolences please visit


Janet Edmonds wrote on Jan 19, 2022:

"My heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family, Remember the days of old special moments spent together,valuable lessons given or comforting words shared can all be a source of comfort as you cope with such a devastating loss."

andy wrote on Jan 18, 2022:

"worked at IH in the 70's and always talked to Gerald and he was a genuine nice guy. RIP Gerald"

Dot Hills wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"This man was one in a million. Always a kind word and a smile. He had the best personality that anyone could have. Never an unkind word. He will be missed by anyone who knew him. We loved him dearly. "

Lorenda Alvin Spilker wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"Our deepest sympathy to the Carrier family. Deb, we are thinking of you and your family during this sad time in your lives. Your father had an wonderful life and family. God Blessed Him. Everyone is in our thoughts and prayers. Lorenda and Alvin Spilker"

Sheila Shawgo wrote on Jan 17, 2022:

"My deepest sympathy for the family. He and Lena were very special people."