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October 20, 2021

10/1/2021 8:22:00 AM
Carter, Douglas John

Douglas John Carter, age 71 of Highland, formerly of Dubuque, passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at his home with his loving family at his side. He is joining his friends and family who have passed before him for what is surely a reunion that will echo throughout the land.

Doug grew up in Highland, Wisconsin, one of 8 kids of Ruth and Lloyd Carter. After graduating from Highland High School he served in the U.S. Army. He was a proud member of Operating Engineers Local 49 where he worked on pipelines throughout the country. Doug enjoyed spending time on his land, drinking, laughing, and telling and creating new stories. He was always welcoming and was like an uncle to many of his children's friends. Whether the party was "at the bottom" or "up top" all were welcome, and the stories will go on for years. He was an avid collector of nothing in particular, and yet everything.
He was happiest being a loving father to his son and best friend Mike and his adoring daughters Lori, Melissa, and Megan. He loved them and spoiled and supported his kids no matter the circumstances. He may have been best in his role as Papa Doug to his grandchildren. He held a special place in all of their hearts, and they loved to come visit him on his land and live the country life.

He was preceded in death by too many, too soon. The love of his life, Kristine Jellison Carter; his son and partner in good times, Michael Carter; parents Lloyd and Ruth (Palan) Carter; brothers Bill and Randy Carter: sister Jo Carter, nephew, Billy Carter and many aunts and uncles.

Those left to tell the tales are Lori (Mark) Konrardy, Melissa (Nick Vondran) Carter, Megan Carter; grandkids, Carter, Ella, Ana, Jack, Julien, Jameson, and Liam; also siblings, Sydney (Jayne) Carter, Bradley (Lesa) Carter, Renee (Daniel) Cholvin, Rodney (Bernadette) Carter; his sister-in-law, Kathy Carter as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Ss. Anthony & Philip Catholic Church in Highland with Fr. Jim Murphy officiating. A visitation will begin at 9:00 A.M. Inurnment will be in St. Anthony's Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by the Robert Kail American Legion Post #422 and U.S. Army Military Honors Detail. The McGuire-Peterson-Houck Funeral Home, Highland is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

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