Steven G. Carey, 71, of New Boston, IL passed away Friday, July 23, 2021, at home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Indian Creek Cemetery, Columbus Junction, IA. Visitation is 2-7 p.m. Monday at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo where a memorial fund to benefit charities will be established. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
He was born June 10, 1950, in Muscatine, Iowa to Clayton “Butch” and Marcella Gronewold Carey. Steve graduated from Westmer High School in 1968. He married Charlene M. Ortberg December 9, 1967, in Muscatine, Iowa.
Steve farmed his whole life in the New Boston Bay area where he was raised and later owned and operated Steve Carey Trucking.
He was a member of the Mercer County Farm Bureau. Steve was especially proud of his daughter, Lisa’s service in the military and enjoyed farming alongside his son, Butch, and trucking with his son, Dennis. His grandkids and dogs were all very important to him as well.
Survivors include his wife, Charlene; one daughter, Lisa (Phil) Kantor of Rock Island; two sons, Clayton “Butch” (Stefanie) Carey, Dennis (Pam) Carey, all of New Boston, IL; seven grandchildren, Travis and David Kantor, Tyson and Taylor Carey, Rachel, Robbie and Justin Carey; one sister, Penny Dierickx of New Boston, IL; one brother, Dave (Barb) Carey of Marthasville, Missouri; one step-brother, Steven Fuller of Lexington, Missouri; several nieces and nephews.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents and one step-sister, Janet Wright.
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A memorial fund will be established by the family to benefit charities