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Bernard Carey

d. July 21, 2013

Bernard Joseph Carey, age 78, of Austin, died July 21, 2013 at Sacred Heart Care Center after a long battle with Parkinsons disease. He was born on December 25, 1934 in Austin to Horace and Cecilia (Thome) Carey. He grew up in Austin and graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1954. On November 16, 1957 he married the love of his life, Gayle Kloberdanz at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. They had three daughters, Kimberly, Mary, and Shelly. The couple lived in Austin their entire married life where Bernard "Bernie" worked at Red Owl Foods, Austin Public Schools, and Hormel Foods. Bernie was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin. He enjoyed decorating at Christmas time. Bernie was also known as Frosty the Snowman and loved to entertain the children. Each year he would put up an elaborate display. He would go to schools, nursing homes, Christmas in the City, parades in Red Wing and many other activities as Frosty. He spent most of his time building new things for his Christmas display. Bernie loved his grandchildren and tried to make them happy all of the time. He enjoyed making people smile, and he had a smile that melted your heart. Survivors include his wife, Gayle; daughters, Kimberly (Jerome) Grdina, Naperville, IL, Mary Carey, Austin, MN, Shelly (Michael) Weinmann, Austin, MN; nine grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; five sisters, Charlene Young, Austin, MN, Cecelia (Tom) Winjum, Albert Lea, MN, Mary (Marvin) Winkels, LeRoy, MN, Velma (John) Strange, Fremont, NE, Rosemary (Keith) Price, Rose Creek, MN; a brother, David (Mary) Carey, Brooklyn Park, MN; many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Horace and Michael; three sisters, Margaret, Magdalene, and Helen; a great granddaughter, Cloe; three brothers-in-law. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 am on Friday, July 26, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Paul Nelson officiating. There will be a 4:30 pm wake service and a 6:45 pm rosary on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4-7 pm and also one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to Michael J. Fox Parkinsons Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, NY 10163-4777. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Thursday, July 25 2013
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, July 26 2013
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Friday, July 26 2013
10:30 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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