Irvin "IJ" Carey

Dates

January 26, 1928 - February 8, 2021

Obituary

Irvin “IJ” Carey, 93, of Mitchell, SD, died Monday, February 8, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. A private family funeral service will be held at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery in Chamberlain, SD. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Irvin John Carey is survived by his son, Delbert Carey of Mitchell; daughters, Saundra Ewing of Rapid City, SD, Rita (Ron) Anderson of Custer, SD, and Roxene Kasten of Mitchell; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother, Russell Carey.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Irene Dozark Carey; daughter, Nyla Mae; son-in-law, David Kasten; and siblings, Jack, Janice, Beverly, and Nadine.


Visitation(s)

To Be Announced

Service

To Be Announced

Cemetery

Riverview Cemetery
Chamberlain, SD


Posted by Gail Reyne on February 22, 2021
Sympathy to the family. I have been blessed to know IJ and hope I can show others as much kindness as he has shown.
Posted by Brenda Schulte on February 12, 2021
IJ was a dear friend! We met when he donated two of his awesome colts to the CASA program where I was Executive Director for a fund raiser. I had such fun spending time with IJ and the the colts during their training, and made a forever friend! I miss seeing him when I walk into Walmart-he was so loved and appreciated there by everyone he met! I will miss my friend until I meet him again! Ride the wind my friend!
Posted by Brenda Schulte on February 12, 2021
IJ was a dear friend! We met when he donated two of his awesome colts to the CASA program where I was Executive Director for a fund raiser. I had such fun spending time with IJ and the the colts during their training, and made a forever friend! I miss seeing him when I walk into Walmart-he was so loved and appreciated there by everyone he met! I will miss my friend until I meet him again! Ride the wind my friend!
Posted by Jenny Kotrba/Bonny Kotrba on February 12, 2021
I worked with IJ years ago at Cabela's. He was wonderful to work with. My Mother Bonny and IJ became fast friends at Wal Mart. He will be missed.
Posted by Ardis Oldenkamp on February 12, 2021
Devon...I am so sorry to hear about your dad passing. Know that you are in my prayers...and that he is in a glorious place!
Posted by Craig Robbins on February 11, 2021
My sympathy to IJ's family. I was fortunate to work with him on two different occasions. Enjoyed the many conversations we had. No doubt he will be missed by family, friends and brothers. Rest easy WB.
Posted by Kori Clarambeau on February 10, 2021
Prayers go out to IJ's family, mom (Lois Clarambeau) and I both worked with IJ at Cabelas.He was so easy to talk, and yes he was always happy with a smile. He wilk be missed by so many!!!
Posted by Roger Carey on February 10, 2021
Sympathy to all. Jr. was a good man who will be missed by all who knew him.
Posted by Jo A. Freier on February 10, 2021
Dear Devon and family. My sympathies to you all in the loss of IJ. He was such a friendly man, always a smile on his face. It was nice to see him when he greeted at Walmart. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Posted by Luke Nagel on February 10, 2021
IJ was awesome. Guy to work with and enjoy to be around
Posted by Luke Nagel on February 10, 2021
IJ was awesome. Guy to work with and enjoy to be around
Posted by Dan and Diane DesLauriers on February 10, 2021
Devon, IJ was such a kind gentleman. It was an honor to know him. We found the perfect horse thru him for our kids and will always be grateful.
Posted by Nancy Olson on February 10, 2021
I J will be missed by ALL, he was a great man, loved people and LOVED those spotted horses!!!
Posted by Melody Straw on February 10, 2021
You will be missed by all the people that you touched their lives. Loved hearing his horse stories. Prayers to your family.
Posted by Pam Puetz on February 9, 2021
IJ was a pleasent man, friend and coworker. We enjoyed working at the sale barn together, he was happy being on a horse. He will be missed by many.
Posted by Jenn Lowrie on February 9, 2021
I’m so sorry to hear of your family’s loss. IJ was such a sweetheart. We loved visiting with him and listening to him talk about his horses. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers for you all during this tough time.
Posted by Jerry Luckett on February 9, 2021
Keeping your family in my prayers. I J touched so many lives. He was such a kind man and made a huge difference in the lives of many 4-Hers.
Posted by Dan & Jan Raml on February 9, 2021
So sorry to hear about IJ. Sending our prayers to the family. He was always so fun to talk to.
Posted by Deb Tilton on February 9, 2021
Sympathy and prayers go to Ij’s family and friends. Always had a smile and friendly conversations. He will be greatly missed. God Bless
Posted by Cindy Fuerst on February 9, 2021
IJ was a wonderful man , friend, coworker. He will be missed.
Posted by Russell and Barbara Dozark on February 9, 2021
Uncle Jr. You will be missed by thousands. How could anyone pas up a great smile and a chance to talk to the best greeter at a Walmart store. RIP UNCLE . TILL WE ALL MEET AGAIN .
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