David L. Carter

Born: Mon., Feb. 17, 1936
Died: Sat., May 23, 2020

No services to be held

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David L. Carter

February 17, 1936 – May 23, 2020

David L. Carter, age 84, of Mishawaka, died on May 23, 2020.  Originally from Michigan, David moved to Indiana in 1970.  He graduated from Central Michigan University in 1958 with a B.M.E. degree, taught music for six years, and then transitioned to retail, becoming department manager in five stores.  Upon retirement, he continued to work part time until 2010.  He was a member of Southside Christian Church, and a special kindred men’s group.

     He leaves behind his much cherished extended families: brother Gary; daughters: (1) Lisa Metzner (Terry); (2) Laurie Elliott; (3) Amy Reiske (Bob); (4) Lizabeth “Betsy” Rogers (Mike) – grandchildren: (1) Amanda Metzner, Meghan Thompson (Chad); (2) Jacob Elliott, Alyssa Elliott; (3) Joshua Elliott (Chelsea), Elizabeth Elliott; (4) Brian Williams; 17 great-grandchildren, former wife Jean Unger (Dick), and special friend, Cheryl Swartz.

     He was preceded in death by parents Ted and Jeanette, brother Lee, and grandson Nicholas Metzner.  Two miniature schnauzers – first Mytse, then Mollie – were household joys.  There will be no visitation or funeral.

Welsheimer Family Funeral North Home is assisting with arrangements.  Family and friends may leave email condolences at www.welsheimers.com.

--- “The hill of life now crested” ---


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mark lightfoot
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
our condolences to the family.
when dave spoke of you during our meetings,he would have a very glowing smile,and he always said he was very proud of all of you,and how open you were.

he will be greatly missed by us.we wish him a journey of love,light and peace.

gary derby and mark lightfoot

Doug Mappin
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
David, I will miss your friendship. Having known you since 1982 when you worked at North Village Mall, I (and my son Wes) have always had fond memories of you.

When we worked together at Barnes & Noble, I found a side of you that was endearing. The men's readers group, for example.

The men's group at the LGBTQ Resource Center will miss your presence and your wry wit.

My condolences to your family and friends. You will be missed.

Doug Mappin

Jim VanDeKeere
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
Our sympathy at the loss of your father. We were friend many years ago, then about six years ago we connected and had wonderful phone conversations. Our prayers are with you at this saddened time in your lives. May God Bless!

Cheryl Swartz
   Posted Wed May 27, 2020
My Sincere Condolences to David's Family. David was a Very Dear Friend
of Mine for many years & he will be in my Heart & Thought's forever.

Jeff Lear
   Posted Thu May 28, 2020
I had the pleasure of meeting Dave a couple of years ago. Enjoyed getting to know him and talking with him. Deepest sympathy to you his family. He will be missed.