William "Bill" Carmody


March 12, 1936 - October 10, 2015


     William “Bill” Carmody was born to Margaret (Moeller) and Martin J. Carmody on March 12, 1936 in Parkston, SD.  He attended Sacred Heart Catholic School and graduated from Parkston High School in 1954.  In October, 1955, he enlisted in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in October, 1957. 

     After the service, he returned to Parkston, where he met and married Betty Weiss at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Parkston on February 23, 1963.  Bill and Betty then moved to Springfield, SD, where he attended Southern State Teachers College aka Penn State per Bill.  After graduation, the family then moved to Geddes, SD, where he began his teaching and coaching career.  Three years later, Bill and the family moved to Dupree, SD, where he was a business teacher, athletic director, coach, bus driver, referee and he believed there was no such thing as a stranger, only friends we haven’t met.  He was actively involved with the Knights of Columbus, member of SDHSAA, and numerous other community activities.  He was a member of the Salem 1964 SDAB championship team. Bill was a creature of habit, he was usually the first one to arrive and the last one to turn off the lights.  He retired in May, 2001, and moved to Mitchell, SD, where he continued to enjoy his passion and love of sports with a hot cup of coffee.  The final ball game ended for Coach Carmody on Saturday evening October 10, 2015.

     Bill is survived by his wife Betty of Mitchell, Joe Carmody of Mobridge, Phillip, Ricky, Jacob, Anna, Taylon, Trina (Jake) Lunders of Aberdeen, Tammi (Dean) Welch of Tea, Trevor, Jaci, Susayn (Art) Lincon of Fort Leavenworth, KS, Abbey, Audrey, Christy Carmody of Sioux Falls, and Patti Carmody of Sioux Falls; his sister, Mary Ann Kortmeyer of Spearfish, SD, brother-in-law, Ray Konstanz of West Bend, WI; mother-in-law, Marcellina Weiss, Parkston, SD; 7 nephews and 7 nieces:  Mike (Robin) Konstanz, Shelley (Steve) Krueger, Dale Konstanz, Dawn Skerry, Dayna (Wayne) Rigot, Scott (Gina) Kortmeyer, Todd (Beth) Cowan, Patti (Ed) Werdel, Mari (Randy) Shaull, Tigh (Jill) Cowan, Caly (Greg) Dirk, Shannon (John) Daly, Tork (Melissa) Cowan, Treg (Renee) Cowan; and numerous great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews.

     Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter Pam Elayne; his sisters, Carleen Konstanz and Elayne Cowan; brother, Dick Carmody; brother-in-law, Pat Cowan; nephew, Douglas Mark Cowan, father-in-law, Bill Weiss and brother-in-law, Rich Schnabel.


In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Carmody Family, 913 N Rowley, Mitchell, SD 57301.  At a later date, the memorials will be divided to the organizations he felt strongly about. 



Thursday, October 15, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Rosary/Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
Parkston, South Dakota


Friday, October 16, 2015
10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Parkston, South Dakota


Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery
Parkston, South Dakota

Posted by walt hack on October 20, 2015
My heartfelt condolences. I taught many years wit h Bill at Dupree & always enjoyed his stories even though he roped me into reffing jr hgh games for him. He'll be sorely missed, God bless his family & all who knew him
Posted by Karen Kissack on October 17, 2015
I remember the stories Mom (Marcella Kissack) would tell about Dupree schools, especially the sports. She was proud of the Dupree Tigers basketball teams and their success owed to their coach, Bill. May you know many people are thinking of you at this time. I send my sympathy on the loss of your loved one.
Posted by Doris Frankfuth on October 17, 2015
Thoughts and prayers go out to Bill's family; may many memories comfort you at this time.
Posted by Craig Ness on October 16, 2015
Bill was a true lover of sports whether it be junior high or the NFL. He was a great story teller and a helper of a person in need. Craig Ness
Posted by The Mark Senftner Family on October 15, 2015
We were fortunate to know Bill while we taught and coached at Timber Lake, and he was manning the front line in Dupree. What a great man! What a positive and tireless supporter he was for not only kids in Dupree, but also the Little Moreau Conference.....You could tell he loved his job and the kids/athletes he was blessed to teach. We had the honor of having Bill be our guest speaker at our Athletic Award's Night one year, and it was a memorable evening. Great stories and a special message... Since moving from Timber Lake, we occasionally had the pleasure of seeing Bill at the Corn Palace during basketball games/classics and it was always a treat to get to visit with him. He gave his very best to so many over the years....what a wonderful way to be remembered. May God keep you close as you prepare to honor and celebrate his life this weekend. We are sorry we cannot be there to share in his services. He was one of the "good guys" in education--a model for young teachers/coaches starting out. Take care of yourselves and each other...
Posted by Susan Ritter on October 15, 2015
Bill and I served together in the front lines at DHS for many years, and I never knew him to back down or back away from anyone or any duty. He was like the bull buffalo who turns his head into the storm and plows on while the rest of the herd drifts with the wind. My heart is with you, Betty and kids. God bless Bill for the good and decent man he was. I know he's coaching some peewee team right now, and he'll make sure every little angel gets a chance to play.
Posted by Toni Varuska Stremel on October 15, 2015
So sorry for your loss. He truly was a "Lover of the game"! Rest in peace Coach! My thoughts and prayers are with the beautiful family he left behind.
Posted by Kelli Birkeland on October 14, 2015
I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I will remember him as a great basketball coach, mentor, and teacher. I loved listening to his basketball stories in which he shared with such enthusiasm. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God's Blessing to you all. I am so proud to say I knew "Mr. Carmody."
Posted by Monica Walth on October 14, 2015
Sorry to hear of your loss Trina. I am thinking of you and your family.
Posted by Dennis & Phyllis Barringer on October 14, 2015
Betty and Family,
So sorry to her about Bill's passing, he was a gentleman, married to my cousin, God's blessings to all.
Posted by Greg Schuler on October 14, 2015
I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to the family.
Posted by Norman & Connie Varuska on October 13, 2015
R.I.P. Good Friend!
Posted by Mary Gage on October 13, 2015
My Sympathy for your loss! Bill, Betty and you're whole Family were all assets to our community. You are all missed.
Posted by Arlene Martin, Dupree,SD on October 13, 2015
Posted by Carmen Russell on October 13, 2015
Bill, RIP! Memories abound, remembering his years as a Teacher and Mentor of sports in the Dupree,SD school system. Those were the TIMES!
Posted by Annette Linn on October 13, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Carmody was a wonderful teacher and mentor. Sending my prayers to the family.
Posted by Jeanne (Contreras) Cowan on October 12, 2015
I'm so sorry to hear about Bill's passing and remember his family with sympathy. Bill was a great mentor for students as well as for those of us who worked at the school with him. He had a deep knowledge of several sports and knew how to share that with others. May you find some comfort in your family memories and the shared memories of others.
Posted by Shirley Wuertzer on October 12, 2015
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Steven Selchert on October 12, 2015
Carmody family sorry about the passing of Bill, Bill was always concerned about his students,rest in peace.
Posted by becky deboer fortney on October 12, 2015
I was glad to be bill neighbor I lived across the street from bill he surely will be missed we used to have have good visits and laughs
Posted by Ruth Veit on October 12, 2015
It was a great teacher. I would not be where I am today with out his guidance and mentoring.
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