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Don McCreary

Don McCreary

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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 1:00 pm


LANGFORD – Don “Jerry” McCreary, 72, rural Langford, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at his home.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Fiksdal Funeral Service at Webster.

Pastor Mike McCarlson will officiate.

Private inurnment will be at a later date.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

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02/19/15 08:02 PM #1    

Carl Brobst

Don ''Jerry'' McCreary

August 5, 1942 - February 15, 2015

Langford: Don “Jerry” McCreary, 72, of rural Langford died suddenly Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at his home.

His funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 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 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donald Gerald McCreary was born Wednesday, Aug. 5, 1942, to Donald and Virda (Parmeter) McCreary in Onawa, Iowa. He attended school in South Sioux City, Neb. 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, in Webster. They made their home in South Sioux City, Neb., 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. 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, Feb. 15, 2015, at the age of 72 years, 6 months and 10 days.

Survivors include his wife, Linda of Langford; one son, Mike (Cheryl) McCreary of Webster; one daughter, Wendy (Brendan) Streitz of Flandreau; one sister, Jean (Tom) Lynch of Lincoln, Neb.; seven grandchildren: Jobi, Evan, Jaiden and Jeron McCreary of Webster and Liam, Abe and Rona Streitz of Flandreau; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: David and Gary Lee.

02/20/15 08:11 AM #2    

Carl Brobst

Don was a very good friend. We had many adventures together. We worked construction, in a saw mill, and odd jobs to raise money.  We hunted, fished,and played around while in high school, and then again 4 years later after I finished college and Don completed 4 years in the Air Force, we did the same things, only with more money to spend. We repaired our old cars, shot pheasants, and drank beer at most every bar around. 

   Carl Brobst



02/20/15 12:50 PM #3    

Karen Burgess (Kohn)

So sorry to hear of a loss of another classmate and so unexpectedly.  My thoughts go out to the family.  

02/25/15 02:55 PM #4    

Donald Speulda

Enjoyed Don while in school.  He was a very nice person and enjoyed spending time with him.  


02/26/15 08:05 AM #5    

Claryce Ray (Welch)

I was so sorry to hear of Don's death-another good classmate. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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