Carol Elaine Cassidy

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January 24, 1942 ~ October 25, 2022

Carol E. (Kittelson) Cassidy, age 80, resident of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, in Sioux Falls, SD.

Visitation will be 5-7pm, Thursday, November, 10, 2022, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Memorial Services beginning at 7pm.  Inurnment will be at Acacia Park Cemetery in Mendota Heights, MN, at a later date.

Carol Elaine Kittelson was born January 24, 1942, to Ernest and Flora (Barnes) Kittelson, in Chester, SD. Carol spent most of her youth growing up in Baltic, SD, on a farm.  Her family were members of Willow Creek Church. She graduated from Baltic High School in 1959.

Carol married Richard (Dick) Cassidy in 1965.  They raised four children as they moved around the country for Dick’s career.  They lived in South Dakota, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Ohio.  Their life together was filled with traveling, fun times with good friends, many pool parties, and great memories with their kids.  After Dick’s death in 1987, Carol moved to Richmond, VA, where she worked for Gates McDonald Insurance and Blue Cross Insurance.

In 1991, Carol met her partner, Keith Wells, and moved to South Dakota to be closer to family and be with Keith.  Carol and Keith had an acreage in Valley Springs, SD, together for nearly two decades, where they had horses and cows.  They enjoyed their time there entertaining family and friends for numerous holidays and gatherings. 

Carol started her real estate career in South Dakota in 1992 and enjoyed working with clients over the years, helping them find their next homes.  She retired from this career in 2007.

In 2011, Carol and Keith sold the acreage and moved west to Salem, SD.  They spent their last decade together traveling, relaxing, and enjoying family.

Carol is survived by her children, Jerry (Allisha) Cassidy, Michael (Jacqueline) Cassidy, and Kelly (John) Rademacher; brother-in-law, John Sittig; twelve grandchildren, Tabitha, Kayla, Jade, Jordyn, Missy, Justin, Stacia, Jonathan, Jordan, Chad, Hanna, and Hailey; many great-grandchildren; her nieces, Sondra, Shelly, Pam, Barb, and Monica; and numerous friends and extended family.

Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Richard Cassidy; partner, Keith Wells; siblings, Ronald Kittelson, and Connie Sittig; daughter, Jerilyn Miller; an infant son and daughter; sister-in-law, Jean Kittelson; nephew, Ronnie Kittelson, and her parents, Earnest and Flora (Barnes) Kittelson.

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