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Constance Carey

Constance "Connie" Carey, age 76, of Willmar, died Wednesday afternoon, August 9, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, August 14, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be at Cloverleaf Cemetery in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Constance Joan Carey was born April 7, 1941, in Jefferson County, Kentucky, the daughter of Albert and Irene (Black) Beckham. She married Thomas Carey in Indiana. Connie was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses on May 18, 1968. They later moved to Woodbury, Minnesota, where Connie worked as a nurses aide at the Woodbury Health Care Center. Connie and Thomas later divorced. Connie moved to South St. Paul, Minnesota, where she met her significant other, Dakota "Roy" Broda. Connie and Dakota later moved to Askov, Minnesota. After Dakota's death in 2009, Connie moved to Spicer, Minnesota, to live with Dakota's daughter, Deborah Jahnke. Connie later moved into Willmar and had resided the past few years at Bethesda Senior Living in Willmar. Connie enjoyed playing games (especially Bingo), word-finds, chocolate. watching TV, and visiting and laughing with others.

She is survived by four sons, Stephen (and Lori) Carey, Trevor (and Julie) Carey, Spencer (and Lisa) Carey, and Troy Carey; two daughters, Rachel (and Thomas) Pawlowski, and Kathy Carey; a stepdaughter, Deborah (and Daryl) Jahnke; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Vern "Beck"; two sisters, Sharon and Wanda; and other relatives and friends.

Connie was preceded in death by her parents; her significant other, Dakota "Roy" Broda; her ex-husband, Thomas Carey; and a sister, Maxine

Cemetery Details

Cloverleaf Memorial Park Cemetery
3003 8th Avenue NE
Willmar, MN, 56201


AUG 14. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


AUG 14. 11:00 AM

Peterson Brothers Funeral Home

700 Becker Avenue Southwest

Willmar, MN, US, 56201

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Connie was always a very special and loving person. She always made my mom's day brighter when her and my uncle Roy would stop by to visit or a call. She was a Blessing to many and will be missed. You have our prayers and thoughts during this sad time.. with much sympathy..Deb Grittner

deb grittner - August 11, 2017 at 09:38 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Connie's smile was the first thing you would notice when you would meet her. She was a very loving and caring person and I will miss her. We had some great talks on the phone. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you all. Patsy Kuffel

Pat Kuffel - August 12, 2017 at 10:03 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I enjoyed working with Connie the last few years at Bethesda . She was always so sweet and had a big heart . She always had a big smile on her face even when she wasn't feeling the best. I will miss our talks and her laugh. She was a sweet lady. God bless her and Rest In Peace.

Abby Martins - August 13, 2017 at 09:20 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM