Donald “Don” E. Carey, 90, of Syracuse, passed away Oct. 20, 2019, at the Syracuse Good Samaritan Center.
He was born Sept. 4, 1929, to Tom & Stella (Shurmard) Carey at Dewitt, Nebraska.
When he was two years old, he moved with his parents to a farm southeast of Adams. This is where he grew up and attended school, graduating from Adams High School in 1946.
On June 19, 1949 he was united in marriage to Mildred Johnson at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church at Syracuse.
Don and Mildred were married for 60 years until her passing on Aug. 28, 2009.
Don spent three years serving with the Nebraska National Guard followed by four years in the Navy.
Following his release from the Navy they moved to a farm northwest of Syracuse, where he farmed and drove school bus for Syracuse Public School.
As time passed he worked for Radio Communications in Syracuse as a T.V. repair man and did propane deliveries for Syracuse Electro Gas. Shortly after retirement he was owner of Syracuse Sharpening Service.
He was a member of and past commander of Massie Richards Post 100 American Legion and also a member and past master of Mt. Moriah Lodge 57 Masons. He was also a member of Prairie Black Smiths Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents Tom and Stella Carey and his wife Mildred Carey.
He is survived by his 2 sisters Doris and Roger DeBoer and Wilma and John Hoeven, his son and wife Scott and Sarah Carey, grandchildren Daniel Carey and Matthew Carey and great grandchildren Justyce Carey and Paxton Carey and a very special friend Sharon Hudson.
Funeral services was to be held on Friday, Oct. 25 at 11 a.m. at the Syracuse Luther Memorial Lutheran Church. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Visitation was to be on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. with family greeting friends from 7-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Syracuse.
Memorials are suggested to the Syracuse Fire Dept. or Syracuse Rescue Squad. Arrangements  are by Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse. Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com