In Memory of

David Gerald Carey

December 12, 1945 - December 8, 2021
From: Cherokee, IA

David Carey, 75, succumbed to his fight with cancer on Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at home with his wife Carol of 55 years by his side. Dave was born December 12, 1945 in Cherokee, where he grew up & later raised his own family. He was preceded in death by his parents Gerald & Gladys Carey, his sister Carol Carey Mattioda, in-laws Roman & Lucille Tentinger, brother in-laws Jim Tentinger & Tim Kelley.

Dave enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, road trips and 50’s music. Growing up in Cherokee, Dave spent much of his youth at his father’s Buick dealership, where he found his lifelong passion for all things cars. David was also the co-founder of Furniture Place currently known as Carey’s Furniture.

Dave is survived by his loving wife Carol, children; Julie Bradstreet, Kevin Carey, Trudy (Chad) Pederson, Chad (Kelli) Carey, Jay (Lindsey) Carey, Rick Mattioda, 21 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 13, 2021, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Iowa.
Father Daniel Rupp
Public visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service and rosary following the vistiation Sunday night.
Organist- Cain Junkman
Vocalists- I.C. Funeral Choir
Oak Hill Cemetery
Cherokee, Iowa


Monday, December 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM
“To carol and to the kids ,grandkids and all who loved him. You have my deepest sympathy and love to all ”
- Michele Boomgaarden
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Holly Drees
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM
“Dear Carol and family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time and may our God of love surround you with his grace and peace. With Christian sympathies, Dennis and Lois Kinney.”
- Lois J Kinney
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM
“Carol and all the family, I am so sorry for your loss. A good, hard-working man has found his way to the best vacation spot in heaven. I am praying for comfort and courage for you all.”
- Laurie Dreier
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM
“Brian and I were so sorry to hear about Dave. Unfortunately we are out of town and can’t make it to the funeral. We’ve talked about the fun times we’ve had.”
- The Huewe’s Margy and Brian
Monday, December 13, 2021 at 4:18 PM
“Sorry for your loss . We will be unable to attend the funeral as we're just going recovering from the flu. Have a lot of good memories of our times together in the 60's. If you are ever at the lakes feel free to give us a call. ”
- Roger Olson
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8:44 AM
“Carol and family our hearts feel your pain.We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed visiting with Dave. We're sorry we won't be coming down. Covid is so bad here we really don't go out much. The weather isn't going to be great for driving either.”
- Stephen and Diana Gall
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8:44 AM
“Deepest Sympathy to the Carey families. ”
- Duane Mummert
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8:44 AM
“Carol, sorry for your loss with the passing of Cousin Dave. I have great memories of the times we spent together while growing up. I also enjoyed seeing him occasionally when I visited my parents. I wish we could have remained closer through the years. My prayers will be for your family for comfort in this time of grief.”
- Donald Carey
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8:44 AM
“Our sympathies to the family on David's passing”
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8:44 AM
“Oh Phil just told me. So sorry to hear this carol. Prayers are with u and your family. He is a good guy and will be missed.”
- Phil and Sharon reinert
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8:44 AM
“I love you Grandpa you were a huge part of my life”
- Jake Van Roekel
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