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Obituary | Shane O. Carr, 50, of Hartford

August 22, 2020 – Hartford, WI – Shane O. Carr, 50, of Hartford, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 20, 2020.


Shane O. Carr

Shane was born January 10, 1970 in Hartford, WI to James O. “Jim” and Barbara (nee Polacek) Carr on January 10, 1970. He was united in marriage to Kim Newlun on September 6, 1996 on the Chief Waupaca Sternwheeler on the Chain O’Lakes, near Waupaca.

Shane graduated from Hartford Union High School in 1988. He started his tool and die machinist career at Dave’s Job Shop in Hartford, where he served his apprenticeship and became a journeyman’s machinist in 1993. He worked at MG industries for a short time before going to work for Hechimovich Machining where he fulfilled his dream of owning his own shop when he and his business partner, Steve Simpson, bought the company from Tom Hechimovich in 2008.

Shane was a longtime member of Duo County Pool League, serving as president for a time and Open Division. He was a part of teams that won several championships for Tommy’s Corners and The Pour House.

Shane loved life, laughter, time with family and friends, shooting pool, golfing, deer hunting and sitting in his chair watching TV.

Shane is survived by his loving wife, Kim, son Emmett; his father, Jim; sisters, Angy (Chris) Steiner and Amy (Steve) Muras; brother, Lou Fierro; parents-in-law, Debbie and Mark Wenzelow; sister-in-law, Karie (Dennis) Satorius; brothers-in-law, Kipp Newlun (friend, Danelle) and Eric (Natalie), Jeff (Ashley) and Mike (fiancé, Brigid) Wenzelow. Nieces and nephews, Josh (Jen) Scherger, Cyle (Jenna) Scherger, Aleya (Allen) Feutz, Aleisha Muras, Tre Blohm, Andy (Heather) Pribbernow, Olivia (Connor) Erickson, Tea (Colton) Coffin, Kendall Newlun (fiance, Brad Johnson), Zoe Newlun (fiance, Jacob Barnett), Trevor Fletcher (friend, Mackenzie), and Grant and Madison Wenzelow; great-nieces and nephews, Kinsley, Everly, Logan, Brooklyn, Quinn, Rosie and Oliver (due October 2020); aunts and uncles, Carol (Steve) Gehring, Pauline (John) Weis, Janice (Cliff) Altmann, Mary Soper, Greg (Helen) Polacek; and current, long time pool team members, Danny Moser, Chris Kohler, and Corey Erstad. He is further survived by cousins, other relatives and many friends.

He is preceded by his mother, Barbara; father-in-law, Walter “Wally” Newlun; grandparents, Charles and Justine Polacek and Wilbur “Don” and Therese Carr; uncle, Billy Polacek; cousin, Katy Polacek and other relatives and friends.

Visitation for Shane will be held at Shimon Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Interment will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. John Catholic Cemetery in Rubicon, WI.

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