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Fiksdal Funeral Service
Thursday February 19th, 2015

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Don "Jerry" McCreary

LANGFORD – Don "Jerry" McCreary 72 of rural Langford died suddenly Sunday February 15, 2015 at his home. His funeral will be 11 A.M. Thursday February 19, 2015 at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster. Pastor Mike McCarlson will officiate. Private inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be Wednesday 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Donald Gerald McCreary was born on Wednesday, August 5, 1942 to Donald and Virda (Parmeter) McCreary in Onaway, Iowa. He attended school in South Sioux City, Nebraska. After he received his education, in 1960 he entered the U.S. Air Force where he was an engine mechanic until his discharge in 1964. Then he worked in tower construction for nine years. During this time, Don met the love of his life while building the tower near Pierpont and staying at Pickerel Lake. He married Linda McCarlson on March 10, 1972 at Webster, South Dakota. They made their home in South Sioux City, Nebraska where Don worked at the McCreary Sawmill with his brother, David. He then began working for Burlington Northern where he was a locomotive engineer. Following his retirement from the railroad in 1988, Don and Linda moved to a farm near Langford, South Dakota. He spent his days farming and working at Farmer’s Union in Pierpont until his retirement. He also helped many local farmers. Don was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church near Webster. He was active in the Pierpont American Legion, he also enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading, car racing and napping in his favorite recliner with his beloved dogs. Don especially loved spending time with his family and friends, his greatest joy being his grandchildren. Don passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 10 days. Survivors include his wife, Linda of Langford, SD; one son, Mike (Cheryl) McCreary of Webster, SD; one daughter, Wendy (Brendan) Streitz of Flandreau, SD; one sister, Jean (Tom) Lynch of Lincoln, NE; seven grandchildren, Jobi, Evan, Jaiden and Jeron McCreary of Webster, Liam, Abe and Rona Streitz of Flandreau, SD; and brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, David and Gary Lee.

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We miss you everyday, Dad.

Wendy Streitz Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Don McCreary

Wendy Streitz Feb 16 2016 12:00 AM

To the family of Don, Rich and I extend our sympathy to all families members. Sorry for your loss. Richard & Stephanie Lesnar

Richard Lesnar Feb 25 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Don McCreary

Richard Lesnar Feb 25 2015 12:00 AM

To the Family of Don McCreary. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Jerry. I hope you find comfort in God's future of paradise, where you can see Jerry again. Revelation 21:4: "God will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more....., Sincerely, Kristy jw.org

Kristy R Feb 22 2015 12:00 AM

Prayers and hugs for you all . So sorry for your loss. Marilyn Foote

marilyn foote Feb 21 2015 12:00 AM

Praying for you all today....

Jessica Lamb Feb 19 2015 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Don McCreary

Jessica Lamb Feb 19 2015 12:00 AM

Linda, Mike and Wendy, Uncle Jerry's passing will leave a void in our hearts. He certainly brought joy to all of our lives. We have fond memories of him and David when we were growing up; He was always so happy to see the family, always interested in all of the kids. While we greive his passing, we are at peace with celebrating his extraordinary life. Prayers and love during this sensative time. Julie

Julie Lazure Feb 19 2015 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Don

Nathan Kvernevig Feb 18 2015 12:00 AM

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