Obituary for Bob C. Carter
Newcastle – Bob Carter was born Feb 5, 1924 to Lester and Ivy Carter in Crandon, WI., where he grew-up and attended school before enlisting in the Army Air Corps in 1943. He was able to see a small part of the world while he was serving his country, mostly stationed in the United States, but his farthest point of deployment was in Newfoundland, Canada. He was in aircraft fuselage repair so he was fortunate enough to be out of the fighting as they brought the damaged aircraft to his shop for repair.
After the war he returned to Crandon where he became involved with the family business, the Crandon Motor Co., the local Chevrolet dealership. In 1946, he met and married Lenore Hack from Goodman, WI. They decided to try living in AZ or CO eventually settling on the Denver area. They lived there for a very short time and returned to Crandon where he and his father and brother Glenn ran the dealership until 1960 when Bob and Glenn bought out their father. For a few years during this time they also sold International-Harvester and Massey-Harris farm equipment and also owned the Chevrolet dealership in Laona, WI.
In 1968, Bob purchased the GM dealership in Newcastle, WY, packed up his family and moved to The Cowboy State. Bob and later with his son Steve owned and operated this dealership until 2004 when they sold it. Steve became involved in other business interests including a U-Haul dealership and Bob, not wanting to fully retire, provided much needed assistance.
Bob was an enthusiastic traveler having been in all 50 states and 8 provinces and territories in Canada, as well as, Bermuda and Mexico.
In March 2012, Lenore passed away and a few months later Bob entered the hospital, driving himself the emergency room. He was almost immediately transferred to Rapid City by ambulance where he remained for a few days. The doctor said he needed some treatment for a few months that would be be best served by being in a nursing home, so he was admitted to Custer Regional Senior Care in Custer, SD. He was never released and remained there for six years until his death.
Bob is survived by his son, Steve of Newcastle; sister, Jeanne of Denver, CO; and various nieces and nephews scattered throughout the country. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lenore; brothers, Glenn, Frederick (Fritz), and Harold.
Services will be held 2:00 p.m., September 4, 2018, at Weston County Senior Services, 627 Pine St in Newcastle with Pastor Norm Brotzman, Newcastle Assembly of God, officiating. Graveside services will be held at Black Hills National Cemetery in 1:00 p.m., September 5, 2018 near Sturgis, SD with military honors.