Samuel R. Carter

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Samuel R.

  • Visitation
    • Wednesday, August 28th, from 4-6pm at GOOD SHEPHERD’S EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, West Allis.
  • Funeral
    • 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.


  1. Kimberly Volkmann Luna August 25, 2019 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    May God shower you and your family with His unshakeable peace.

  2. Sherry Jacobs August 29, 2019 at 8:28 am - Reply

    Deepest sympathies, Abbie, to you and your family. We are so blessed to have you as our friends at Good Shepherd’s and just look back with smiles on when we took Bible classes together and when Keith and I would always enter church and Sam was there to usher, he always had the biggest smile to greet us. We simply adored him and love you both so much. It was if we had always known each other. Big hugs.

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