Jack E. Mailey, 84, of Dell Rapids passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the Dells Area Health Center. His memorial service will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016 in the Kahler Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation with the family present will be one hour prior to the start of the service. On-line condolences may be left at Kahler Funeral Home.
Jack Eugene Mailey was born September 18, 1931 at Brookings, SD, the son of Lloyd and Eula Mailey. He graduated from Brookings High School. After high school, Jack entered the United States Navy and served in the Korean War. Jack married June Artley Vaselaar on August 24, 1951 at the YWCA in Seattle, WA while Jack was stationed at Sand Point Naval Base in Seattle. After Jack’s discharge, the couple moved to Dell Rapids, SD. Jack worked for John Morrell, and later became the parts man at Lodmell Ford. The couple owned and operated Car Quest Auto Store and Trustworthy Hardware and Clothing in Dell Rapids until their retirement.
Jack enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, camping and a good joke.
He is preceded in death by, his wife, June; his daughters, Majorie Dawn Muhs and Marcie Ljunggren; his son, Mark; his grandsons, Jeremiah Jack Mailey and Tucker James Muhs; his brother, Loyd “Bud” Mailey and his sister, Mina Douglas.
He is survived by his son, Marshall (Denise) Mailey of Dell Rapids; his son-in-law, Gale Ljunggren of Dell Rapids; his grandchildren, Jason (Tiffany) Ljunggren, Josh (Bobbi) Ljunggren, Ashley (Kelly) Pfeifer and Michael Mailey and his seven great-grandchildren.