Theodore Winfield Carter, 78, of Cedar Rapids passed away April 1, 2021. A public visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on April 9 at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories Stateroom. A private family service will be held at the Chapel of Memories with burial following at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. A live stream of this service can be viewed at 10:00 A.M. on April 10, 2021. The service can be viewed on the Cedar Memorial website under the obituary for Theodore Carter, under the video tab.
Following the continued guidance from health officials, physical distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields is required.
Theodore was born October 23, 1942 to Neil and Jeanette (Berg) Carter in Santa Monica, California. After attending high school in Boone, Iowa he enlisted into the United States Navy. He served as a gunfire controlman, onboard the USS Gainard based at Newport, Rhode Island. When he returned home, he married the love of his life Joan Bachman April 4, 1965. After serving in the Navy he worked for Northwestern Bell Telephone and worked as a lineman until he started ABC Disposal Systems in 1976. It was there at ABC Disposal where he found his passion and formed many friendships.
He enjoyed joy rides in his classic cars, making his yearly trip to the Iowa State Fair and loved stopping for ice cream. Some of his most fond memories were the cruise and trips to Mexico. Most importantly he cherished the time spent with his family.
Theodore is survived by wife Joan Carter; children Wendy, Trenton (Suzanne), and Chad; grandchildren Ramsey, Jaxson, Emry, and Maggie.
He was preceded in death by his parents Neil and Jeanette.
Memorials may be directed to the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Indian Creek Nature Center, or a local chapter of the VFW.