- Wednesday, August 28th, from 4-6pm at GOOD SHEPHERD’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, West Allis.
- Wednesday, August 28th, 6pm at GOOD SHEPHERD’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, West Allis.
Samuel (Sam) R. Carter was born to eternal life on August 20, 2019, at the age of 74 years and 8 days in Milwaukee, WI. Sam was born in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on August 12,1945. Sam earned a degree in computer science from Purdue University in December, 1967. While completing that degree, Sam met the love of his life, Abbie, during his church mission trip to WI. He then proceeded to spend much time traveling between West Lafayette, IN, and Oshkosh to see her, eventually beginning their fifty-one years of loving marriage in 1968.
Sam enjoyed a long career in computer system programming, beginning at AllisChalmers in West Allis and spending many years with SPR. Additionally, his consulting career allowed him to develop systems at some of Wisconsin’s most notable companies, including Kearney & Trecker, Miller Brewing, and Harley-Davidson.
Sam also was dedicated in his faith and to his church, serving numerous roles at Good Shepherd’s Lutheran Church in West Allis, right up to his passing. In his free time Sam enjoyed watching sports, whether it was his kids growing up, his grandkids or, of course, the Badgers, the Boilermakers, and his beloved Green Bay Packers.
Sam is survived by his wife, Abbie (nee Oelke), two children (Brian (Kate) Carter and Heather (Doug) Pagel), four grandchildren (Adam, Kayla, Elise, & Regan), and his brother, James H.Carter, as well as many additional loved ones.
Visitation will be held at Good Shepherd’s Lutheran Church in West Allis on Wednesday, August 28th from 4-6 with service to follow at 6:00p.m.