Clifford Carter

Clifford Carter, 94, of Onida, died Jan. 3, 2020 at the Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg. 

Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at the United Methodist Church, Onida, with Pastor Jeff Adel presiding. Burial will take place at a later date in the Onida Cemetery.

Clifford Earl Carter was born Aug. 7, 1925 in Huron, SD to Artie T. and Myrtle (McGee) Carter. He grew up in the Huron area where he received his education. 

On March 10, 1950 he was united in marriage to Darlene Pearl Tennant in Pierre. They made their home in Onida where Clifford worked for farmers, the Sully County Highway Department, and the South Dakota Department of Transportation. 

Clifford was a member of the Onida Fire Department, the United Methodist Church, and the American Legion. He served in the United States Army from 1949-1951, and received the Bronze Star Medal for his time in the Korean War. 

He is survived by his wife, Darlene, of Onida; his children: Jim (Jo) Carter of Onida, Carol (Errol) Peterson of Pierre, Wanda (Ed) Hauser of Onida, Mary (Hime) Hauser of Nashville, KS, and Kim (Steve) Christ of Onida; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Linda Carter; brother, Roy Carter; and his sister, Maxine Showerman. 

Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Clifford’s arrangements. 

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