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Maureen L. Carey

IRON MOUNTAIN – Maureen L. Carey, affectionately known as “Mimi” family and friends, 69, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday August 25, 2021 at UP Health System in Marquette.

She was born December 3, 1951 in Crystal Falls, daughter of the late Charles D. and Joy L. (Erickson) Carey. Mimi grew up in Channing and graduated from Channing High School, class of 1970.

She worked for Dr. Asselin Dental in Kingsford, as an assistant for many years.

Mimi was an active member of 4-H at a young age and became a leader and eventually director of the 4-H program in Iron County.

She went to work for the Veterans Hospital in Battle Creek, Mich., Where she worked as a stock specialist for 15 years before being transferred to the Veterans Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., Where she worked another 15 years before retiring on October 10. 1, 2011.

Mimi was a snowbird, traveling between her home in New Port Richey, Florida, and Iron Mountain.

Over the years she loved to travel and in addition to being an active member of 4-H, she volunteered for Big Brothers and Big Sisters for many years and received the Big Sister of the Year award for its involvement.

Mimi is survived by two brothers, Kim Carey and Patrick (Lorna) Carey, all of Channing; one sister, Colleen (Tom) Carlson of Vulcan, Michigan; nieces and nephews, Grant (Lisa) Carlson, Eric (Dana) Carlson, Jennifer Carlson, Erica Carey, Stephanie (Juan Mayfield) Carey, Hannah (Taylor) Hicks, Parker (Heather) Carey and Grace (Austin Granquist) Carey; and many great-nieces and grand-nephews.

Visitations will be held Thursday, September 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home in Iron Mountain.

The funeral will be on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Reverend Michael March will officiate.

Interment will take place in Channing cemetery.

Memorials can be made at Dickinson County 4-H in his memory.

You can leave condolences or a tribute to Maureen’s family online at

The family chose the Jacobs Funeral Home and Iron Mountain Cremation Services to honor Maureen’s legacy of life.

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