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Donald D Carter Sr.

August 30, 1928 — November 9, 2020

Private family funeral service for Donald Dale Carter Sr., 92, of Aurora will be 11am Friday, November 13, 2020 at Assembly of God Church in Aurora with Pastor Derrick DeTurk officiating.  Visitation will be 3-6pm Thursday at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora and for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial with military honors will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Aurora.  Current COVID policies will be followed.

Donald died Monday, November 9, 2020 at Essentia Health – Northern Pines in Aurora, Minnesota.

He was born August 30, 1928 in Hermosa, South Dakota to William and Fyde (Polisie) Carter. Donald served our country as a US Army veteran during the Korean Conflict.  On June 21, 1957 he married Gemma Ezzo in Des Moines, Iowa.

While in Iowa, he worked as a bricklayer and was instrumental in constructing the brickwork for the Veteran’s Memorial in Des Moines.  He worked a short time for Boeing Aircraft and then moved to the Iron Range.

Here, he worked for Erie Mining Company as a production truck driver and retired from there with 33 years of service.

Donald was a devout member of the Assembly of God Church in Aurora where he served as Deacon, Treasurer and grounds keeper.  He enjoyed carpentry and construction and helped construct the church along with three family homes that he built.

Survivors include his wife, Gemma “Jay”; children: Donald Jr. of Arizona, Stanley (Michelle) Carter of Burnsville, Paul Carter of Colorado, Curtis (Amy) Carter of Colorado and Brenda (Paul) Roue of Aurora; 10 Grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brothers: Merle Carter and Carl Carter; sister, Gloria Stewart; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sons: Eric Kehei and John Gabriel brothers: Darold and Clifton; sisters: Ida and Beverly; daughter-in-law, Monica Carter.


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Friday, November 13, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Faith Assembly of God

5007 Hwy 110, Aurora, MN 55705

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