James Eugene Carey, 75, of Atlantic, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in Omaha.
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James was born in Atlantic on June 25, 1938, a son of the late Loretta Margaret Talty and Michael Francis Carey. He graduated from the Atlantic High School in 1956. James served in the U.S. Army as a SSG. He worked as a land surveyor for the Iowa Department of Transportation for 42 years, retiring on June 30, 2000.
He was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Atlantic. He was also a member of the Society of Land Surveyors of Iowa, the Atlantic Benevolent Patriotic Order of the Elks, Lodge No. 445 and the Cass County Genealogical Society.
James is survived by a daughter, Susan Diane (Jeffrey) Bates, of Papillion, Neb.;
three sons, Jon David (Valerie) Carey, of Lincoln, Neb., Robert James (Terry) Carey of Atlantic, and Timothy Michael (Cheri) Carey, of Atlantic. He is also survived by nine grandchildren, Anthony Bates, Alexandra Bates, Kelsey (Luc) Stech, Emile Shostrum, Stephanie (Steven) Davidson, Chrissy (Kris) Bussey, Brecklyn Carey, Chaylei Carey, Trahyger Carey; and three great grandchildren, Kymberlee and Daniel Schroeder and Haysen Stech.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Robert L. Carey; and his grandson Keegan J. Carey.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. in the S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Msgr. Lawrence A. Beeson, celebrant. Burial will be in S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Atlantic. Military rites will be performed at the cemetery by the Atlantic Color Guard.
A Rosary will be held Thursday, Sept. 12, 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a visitation with the family in attendance, from 6:30–8 p.m. at the Roland Funeral Home.
Roland Funeral Service in Atlantic is caring for James' family and in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.
Published in Atlantic News Telegraph on Sept. 9, 2013
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