Gerald "Jerry" Paul Carey


April 28, 1942 - July 7, 2016


Gerald (Jerry) Paul Carey was born on April 28, 1942 in Montrose, SD, the son of George and Laverne (Sabers) Carey (deceased).  He was educated in the Montrose public school, and after moving to Mitchell in 1952, he attended Notre Dame grade and high school, graduating in 1960. He attended Creighton University in Omaha and transferred to St. John’s University (MN) where he graduated with his BA degree. After college he worked for an insurance company in Indiana and then volunteered at Father Murray’s Sky Ranch for Boys. Thereafter, he worked for the Randall stores, owned and operated businesses in Mitchell, including Jerry Carey Travel and the Depot.

He contributed generously to support his many nieces and nephews, entertained many family gatherings at his home, organized annual celebrations for his friends, and loved hunting, fishing, golfing, and boating with family and friends. He had a big heart and responded to those who were in need. But, most of all, he cherished his family, and they loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Patty, and son, Patrick George of Mitchell; his brother, Patrick (Phyllis) Carey, Newton, WI; and four sisters, Mary (Ed) Kentch, Omaha, NE, Adele Carey, St. Louis, MO, Valerie (Chuck) Erpenbach, Lake St. Louis, MO, and Janine (Larry) Wehrkamp, Rapid City, SD, and many nieces and nephews.



In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the George and Laverne Carey Scholarship Fund at John Paul II School would be appreciated.



Friday, July 8, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 6:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, July 9, 2016
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Gail "Steck" Dawn on July 11, 2016
Uncle Jer, RIP
Posted by Kenny & Carol (wolf) Morris on July 10, 2016
Sending our condolences & prayers for peace to the family.
Posted by Wayne Allen on July 9, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry`s family and friends at this very sad time.
Posted by Tim L. Fjellestad on July 9, 2016
To the Carey family, my deepest sympathies for your loss
Posted by Mary Kay Murphy Natho on July 9, 2016
Dear Carey Family, So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I have fond memories of him and your whole family!
Posted by edward breck on July 8, 2016
Very sorry to hear about your loss. He will b missed.
Posted by Lindell Howard on July 8, 2016
Heartfelt condolences!
Posted by Kevin Thurman on July 8, 2016
Heartfelt condolences to Jerry's Family and all of the Carey's. Jerry quietly did a lot of good things for people over the years and will be missed.
Posted by Del Black on July 8, 2016
RIP, Jerry. I will miss visiting with you at your table at the Depot. Sadly, I'm fast running out of friends during my too few visits to Mitchell.
Posted by Jodie jones on July 7, 2016
We were very sorry to hear about Jerry ! Thoughts and prayers to you today.
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