Carol Mackey

Carol Mackey


January 31, 1951 - December 15, 2021


Carol Mackey, 70, of Mitchell, SD, peacefully lost her battle with cancer Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at her home surrounded by family in Mitchell. A Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 AM Wednesday, December 22, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Carol Sue Wagaman was born on January 31, 1951, in Chamberlain, South Dakota to Jack and Evelyn Wagaman. Carol grew up in Ethan with her six siblings. She attended grade school and high school in Ethan, graduating from Ethan High School. In 1992 she married West Mackey.

She was a member of the World of Life Church in Mitchell, and was strong in her faith. She consistently gave of herself by taking care of family and friends in need, never turning anyone away, and never expecting anything in return. She was incredibly proud of her family as they brought her much joy. Everyone knew Carol had a generous heart and was a giver, but those who knew her best described her as bright, funny, and just a little naughty.

Carol loved to cook and bake. She was known for her hardy well-balanced meals, and found joy in feeding everyone. Family, friends, and neighbors were treated with her delicious desserts. In the summer she fed everyone from the extensive garden she kept. She enjoyed spending hours with anyone who would help her in her garden. Carol also enjoyed all things arts and crafts. She engaged family and friends in her beautiful and creative projects. In the last several years, she started a new collection of records and refurbished a turntable to enjoy the oldies on vinal like they were meant to be heard. 

Left to cherish her memory includes her children, Rick Wagaman and Chase, Shisty, Sadie, and Allen Mackey; husband, West Mackey; siblings, Linda Caviezel, Brenda Lange, Connie Frazer, Mike Wagaman, Barry Wagaman, and Larry Wagaman; seven grandchildren and many, many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Emil “Jack” and Francis “Evelyn” Wagaman, and a nephew, Dominique Schurenbrand.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family for future designation in memory of Carol.




Wednesday, December 22, 2021
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Audrey Tobin Ostertag on December 23, 2021
Carol was my best friend in school and for many years after we connected as adults in South Dakota, she was my bridesmaid in 1970 and her and Shy, Sadie, and Allen came to.Missouri to visit me a few years ago. We always had fun together as children and as adults. She went with me to our 50th school reunion. She was a little shy but poured her heart out on the children she loved and raised. We went to concerts together and dances, she always stuck up b for me, I can hardly wait to be her friend forever in our !Heavenly home where I wi run with her and laugh again.
Posted by Kelly Tobin on December 22, 2021
Carol was an angel on this earth. So many wonderful memories growing up with her and her siblings. You are free to fly in heaven now Carol. My deepest sympathies to her family.
Posted by Russ and Judy Cross on December 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Carol was always the most positive and beautiful person when you seen her always had a smile and time to talk with you. RIP in peace dear lady. Prayers and hugs to all.
Posted by Tracy sprinkel on December 20, 2021
Through all this I never once seen you negative or without a smile. You’ve touched allot of lives and will be greatly missed. Some of my greatest memories was back in the day when we all very close! Until we meet again LOVE YOU AUNTIE CAROL
Posted by Teresa Sprinkel on December 20, 2021
Heaven gained another angel - Fly high sweet Carol!
Posted by Mary Stadlman on December 19, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Carol, always enjoyed a visit with her, if our paths crossed. She had a great laugh and smile. Condolences to all her family. God Bless
Posted by Brenda Lange on December 18, 2021
Luv you sister I already miss you
Posted by Mary Lawver on December 18, 2021
So sorry to hear of her passing. Prayers for her family and loved ones.
Posted by Jodi Campbell on December 18, 2021
Praying for God’s peace and comfort.
Posted by Sandra Mills on December 18, 2021
She sorry for your loss she is in God's Loving arms now she will be watching over each and every one of you and Lord is with you all you are in my prayers
Posted by Chuck Hohn on December 18, 2021
So sorry about Carols passing. She was a lot of fun to be around and looked after her family even back in school.
Posted by Connie Frazer on December 17, 2021
MY SISTER, ITS WAS GOOD TO KNOW YOU ..Till we meet again..
Posted by Bev Mikkelson on December 17, 2021
West, I am so sorry to hear about Carol, but she suffered a long time. I guess the Lord thought it was.enough and called her home.Our prayers are with you all
Posted by Judy Mackey on December 17, 2021
Thoughts are with your family at this time
Posted by Grace Wick on December 17, 2021
Sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a sweet lady.
Posted by Stacy sprinkel on December 17, 2021
You will be forever missed aunt carol love always !!
Posted by Le(on) Kenobbie on December 16, 2021
A spitting image of her Mom. Such beautiful women those two were. It is with sadness I am forced to but her farewell before seeing her again.
My condolences go out to all her family, immediate and otherwise for looking at her Facebook page; her cooking gave her an extended family outside of her own.
We will all b seeing each other soon.
Posted by Kathy (wick) Hanks and Mick on December 16, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Posted by Char Peterson on December 16, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for family and friends.
Posted by Ardell Williamson on December 16, 2021
My deepest sympathies to her family.
May she rest now.
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