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Kara Jetty, 38, of St. Michael, ND passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Altru Health, Grand Forks, ND.

Kara (Karebear) Jetty was born on April 1, 1984 at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake, ND to Raymond and Faye Jetty Jr.  Kara attended elementary school at Warwick Public School.  She graduated from Sheyenne Public School in 2002.  After high school she moved to Bismarck and eventually moving home and obtaining her college degree from Lake Region in Devils Lake, ND.  She held several jobs for the Spirit Lake Tribe, most recently employed with Community Options in Devils Lake.  Her passion was helping anyone and everyone whenever she could, anytime of the day she was there.

In her younger years she loved to be outside being home on the ranch, riding 4-wheeler, riding horse, shopping and traveling.  Her late-night cruises were her favorite, while listening to music.  In 2006 she met Jesse McKay, together they raised two daughters, Maci and Morgan, whom meant the world to her.  She was proud to be “grandma” when Shanbree and all the rest came along and most recently awaiting the official “grandma” going to be born in September.  She enjoyed being with family and friends.  Kara will be missed dearly by everyone who knew her.

Kara is survived by her parents, Raymond & Faye Jetty Jr.; brothers, Raymond (Tanya) Jetty and Dustin Jetty; daughters, Maci McKay and Morgan McKay; nieces, Sheala  (Dorvan) Jetty, Breann (Chris) Cook, Kylie Jetty, Aunessa Jetty, Cylah Black and Sage Jetty; nephews, Ryan Jetty, Rece (Chantel) Jetty, Wyatt Jetty, Austin Jetty and Weston Jetty; grandchildren, Shanbree Jetty, CJ Cook, Rylee Jetty, Brayson Joramo, Brislee Cook, Tate Jetty, Ryan Jetty Jr., Brayden Cook, Zyleigh Jetty, Maisyn Jetty, Henzley Jetty, Brayleigh Jetty, Paisley Cook, and Koda Jetty and many aunts, uncles and friends.

Proceeded in death by her grandparents, Oliver & Sarah Jetty and William & Gertrude Cavanaugh; sister, Laura Jetty; nephew, Zephren Jetty and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers: Ryan Jetty ~ Rece Jetty ~ Wyatt Jetty ~ Austin Jetty ~ Weston Jetty ~ Dwight Jackson

Honorary Bearers: Ivy Longie, Kyla Delorme, Lindsey Schulz, Diana Azure, Digger Azure and all of Kara’s family and friends to whom we may have forgotten, it is not intentional as we are going through this difficult time.


Kara’s Visitation will be Sunday at 5:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM, Final Viewing will be held Monday at 10:15AM all at St. Michael Tekakwitha Center, St. Michael, ND.

 Friends wishing to join the procession from New Rockford to St. Michael may gather on the St. Jerome’s road, Fort Totten, prior to 4:15PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 27, 2023 at 11:00AM at St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, ND.

Her Burial will be at the Jetty Family Cemetery, St. Michael, ND.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Condolences to Cepansi Faye & all the her tiyospaye Cepans be strong Takoja Kara was always smiling never ever did I see takoja without her smiling saying hello how are you doing? They say Tunkasona takes the best and I know she’s with her tiyospaye also she went home to a beautiful home she’s also with the angels my prayers are with the family. Toksa ake

  2. I am so sorry Boy, Faye and the rest of Kara’s family. Kara sure was one of a kind. she was a beautiful person inside and out. She sure made a impact on everyone she met. I know I am going to miss her beautiful face and her kind soul. Sending prayers and hugs for you all <3 ++

  3. My condolences to Kara family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you all 🙏. Kara was a wonderful person. Rest in peace.

  4. Hugs and many Prayers to her parents children siblings aunts uncles and all family

  5. Sorry for your loss.


  7. How sudden and tragic her death is! Our sincere condolescences to the family. May she rest in peace.

  8. cousin Boyd and Faye I am so sorry for your loss prayers

  9. My condolences to Cepansi Faye & family Cepansi otiehike kas wocikiye eciyena waskake all we can do is pray and be strong my niece went home to a beautiful place called Paradise toksa ake

  10. Morgan, Maci, Boy & Faye, and ALL family…. I am heartbroken to hear of our beautiful Kara’s unexpected and sudden passing. My sincerest of all thoughts, prayers, and love are with each and every one of you.
    This loss is great, but her beautiful smile, laughter, memories, and kindness will always remain close, as she touched our lives too in a special way. Although words cannot take away your pain, I pray God provide strength and comfort.

    Fly high, my dear sister Kara. You will be missed immensely…. may all our beloved angels welcome you to your eternal home. God Bless.

    Your Arizona Extended Family – Vickie and Pat Baldwin

  11. Our Condolences to the families, RIP Kara

  12. Sympathy extended to all of Kara’s family & friends. She was a classmate of our son Aaron. Such a sweet gal. Great memories from the high school years in Sheyenne – the class of 2002 was a close class. RIP Kara.

  13. we were shocked to hear of your passing. Kara, we will miss deeply, you were a very polite lady you cared so much for the people.
    Our deepest sympathy to Faye n Raymond, your children n grandchildren, and Jesse. Our hearts are broken.
    Rest softly Kara we love you.

  14. Boy, Faye, Raymond Jr., Dusti and all family: It is with great sorrow that I send my condolences to you all at this time of your loss of a great woman. Kara was such an upbeat and positive person at all times. Beautiful smile and always made people feel like they mattered. When she worked at the Middle School as secretary she seemed to always bring joy to the students and staff. She will missed by the many lives that she had touched in her short journey while here on earth. May God give each of you strength to go on and cherish the special memories that were made. Laurie LaRoque

  15. My deepest condolences go out to the Jetty family I’m so sorry to hear of her passing our thoughts & prayers are with you

  16. Rest peacefully cousin Kara. Prayers Boy and Faye may you be given strength during this difficult time of your loss. 💔🙏

  17. My condolences to Kara’s family, she was so nice and caring to everyone she met. When we went to Orlando, FL she made sure her niece was by her side and made sure to check up on all of us everyday. I enjoyed working with her, she truly cared for everyone. RIP Kara, I am definitely going to miss you ♾️

  18. Oh sweet Kara, You will be missed! To her family and friends May you look back on the precious memories and find peace in knowing that Kara was and AMAZING person! I cannot begin to imagine the pain and heartache you must be feeling. I am praying for your peace and comfort throughout this difficult time and journey!

  19. Boy, Faye and family
    So sorry for your loss, our prayers are with you.

  20. Boy, Faye & Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you all.
    Love you guys.

  21. I’m just now seeing that you went to be with Jesus Kara, my heart ♥️ goes out to your family 😔



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