Diane Kay McCarthy


July 23, 1954 - August 29, 2016



Diane Kay McCarthy was born July 23, 1954 at Freeman, SD to Edward and Kathleen (Gortmaker) McCarthy.   In 1957 she moved with her family to Mitchell. Diane attended and graduated from the Crippled Children’s Hospital and School in Sioux Falls in 1972. She resided in Sioux Falls until moving to Mitchell in 1999. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Diane loved dogs, embroidering, listening to music and watching TV, especially Charlie Brown, Mayberry RFD and I Love Lucy. Diane did not let her handicap slow her down in anyway, she was very independent.

She is survived by her mother, Kathleen MCarthy of Mitchell, two sisters: Bonnie (Fred) Shank and Patty (Denny Evers) McCarthy of Mitchell, one nephew, Chad Shank of Minneapolis, one niece, Lindsey Shank of Mitchell and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward.



A Memorial fund is being established.



Thursday, September 1, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, September 2, 2016
10:30 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
222 North Kimball
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

entry posted by Edith Jarding, Humboldt,SD on 09-01-2016
Kathleen, I am a cousin of Edward. I am Agnes Beck's daughter and I remember going to Aunt Bertha's, who was my mothers older sister. I also remember you and Edward's wedding. You have my sympathy and prayers at this time in your life. We also had a special needs daughter, Connie, she died in 2005 at the age of 47. She had Cerabal Palsey. I see Steve Konda in the grocery store in Sioux and we were wondering about Aunt Bertha's family. Ed Wieland is Steve's grandson. Jim and I live in Humboldt and if around the area sometime do stop in or give us a call. Our prayers are with Kathleen.
entry posted by Barb Brown on 09-01-2016
So sorry for you and your family take care !
entry posted by Karen VanOverschelde on 09-01-2016
My deepest sympathy Patty and family!
entry posted by Jim and Diane Suhr on 09-01-2016
Thoughts and prayers to all of you!! So sorry for your loss.
entry posted by Kelly Hills on 08-31-2016
Bonnie, Patty and family...I was sad to read about the passing of your sister. So sad. I pray that you find peace in the coming months. God bless.
entry posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on 08-30-2016
So sorry for your loss . You all are in our thoughts and prayers !
entry posted by bobbie and Jake on 08-30-2016
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts for you and your family!
entry posted by Everett. And Jackie on 08-30-2016
Our sympathies to your family
entry posted by Lynnette Schilling on 08-29-2016
Thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie and your family at this difficult time!
entry posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on 08-29-2016
So sorry to all of you in this sad time . We will keep you in our prayers .
entry posted by Barb Goldammer on 08-29-2016
So very sorry for your loss. I will be thinking about you!
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