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Donald J. Carter

October 30, 1926 October 18, 2019
Donald J. Carter
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Obituary for Donald J. Carter

Donald J. Carter, age 92, a lifelong resident of Oak Park passed away on October, 18 at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park. Donald was born in Oak Park IL on October 30, 1926 to the late James and Monica nee McDonald Carter. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WW II. For over 20 years he worked for Brigance Chevrolet in Oak Park and until his retirement in 1992 from Sun Electric (now Snap-On Incorporated). For many years he was an avid volunteer at Edward Hines VA Hospital, Morton East High School in Cicero where he used his automotive skills helping students and The St. Vincent DePaul Society. Don will be fondly remembered for his Model ‘T’ and his involvement in the Midwest Model ‘T’ Club and the Salt Creek Model ‘A’ Club. He and his wife Carol were avid campers and were members of the Spinning Wheels and Over the Hill camping clubs. He survived by his wife Carol, and his children; Brent, Donald Jr. (the late Laura), Elaine (the late Michael) Haughan and Steven (Laura) Carter. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother James Carter.

Visitation Friday 4 to 9 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Visitation Saturday 10 a.m. until time of mass 11 a.m. at St. Edmund Church, 188 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park. Private interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest (oprfhistory.org), Misericordia Home in Chicago (Misericordia.org) or Hephzibah Children’s Association (hephzibahhome.org) are appreciated.


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Visitation

Friday

25

Oct

4:00 PM 10/25/2019 4:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 10/25/2019 9:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Visitation

Saturday

26

Oct

10:00 AM 10/26/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/26/2019 11:00:00 AM
St. Edmund Church

188 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

St. Edmund Church
188 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Mass

Saturday

26

Oct

11:00 AM 10/26/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/26/2019 12:00:00 PM
St. Edmund Church

188 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302

St. Edmund Church
188 S. Oak Park Ave. Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Hephzibah Children's Association

1144 Lake Street, 5th Floor
Oak Park, IL 60301

Misericordia Home

6300 N. Ridge Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660

Historical Society of Oak Park & River Forest

P.O. Box 771
Oak Park, IL 60303-0771
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