Joseph M. Carey, 91, Rochester, Minn., died Oct. 4, 2009 in Minnesota with his daughter by his side.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 9, 2009 at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Fonda. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Fonda. Mahaney Funeral Home of Fonda was in charge of the arrangements.
Joseph Mark Carey was born on Nov. 14, 1917 in Fonda, one of nine children born to William and Susan (Marx) Carey. He earned his BA from the University of Iowa in accounting. Joe proudly served our country in the United States Navy. He took part in the invasion on Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Joe embarked on transporting the tanks from the ships to the beach on that fateful day. He also took part in the Rhine River Patrol for two years in Berlin. Joe retired from the United States Navy with the rank of Lieutenant Commander after 30 years of active and reserve service.
After his retirement from the Navy, Joe went to work at the Rock Island Arsenal as an accountant. In his free time, he was a member of the Solo Steppers, a square dancing group out of Davenport. He also was the secretary for the Reserve Officers Association, and a former member of Our Lady of Victory, Davenport.
Joe is survived by his children, Bill (Tamara) Carey of Kentucky; Diana (Charles Huskins, M.D.) Carey of Minnesota; and Nicolette Ré of Scottsdale, Ariz..; grandchildren: Estelle, Irina, Maria and Emily.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and four sisters. May they rest in peace.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mayo Hospice Program.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Mr. Carey's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.