October 16, 2013


Michael D. Garrett, 67, of Carroll, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Exira Care Center in Exira, Iowa.

Funeral will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with the Rev. Glen Rankin of Trinity Episcopal Church officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Dedham at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18.

Online condolences may be left at www.dahnandwoodhouse.com.

Mike was born July 30, 1947, at Creston, Iowa. He lived at Woodward State Hospital School until he was 30 years old. In 1977 he moved to New Hope Village in Carroll. He lived in Daisy Lane Cottage until he moved to a group home in 1992. He had several jobs while living at New Hope. Most recently he helped at American Home Shield.

He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Carroll. He moved to Exira Care Center in February 2013. Mike enjoyed watching cartoons, traveling, swimming, dancing, spending time with his friends at New Hope, being with his guardians Alfred and LaVonne Peter, going to visit friends in the community and dressing up for Halloween especially as Batman. Mike had a warm and loving heart, and he touched the lives of many.

Mike is survived by his New Hope family, the nurses and staff at Exira Care Center, and countless caregivers who loved and nurtured him throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by his guardians Alfred and LaVonne Peter of Dedham.