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Daniel J. Carter

March 17, 1930 - December 19, 2017
Mayville United Methodist Church
301 Furnace St.
Mayville, WI 53050
Friday 1/5, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mayville United Methodist Church
301 Furnace St.
Mayville, WI 53050
Saturday 1/6, 2:00 pm

Daniel Joseph Carter was born March 17, 1930, and grew up in Peshtigo, Wisconsin, as the son of Dr. Earl and Irene Carter. Dan graduated from Peshtigo High School in 1948 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Political Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a degree from the School ofContinue Reading

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Jim Carter left a message on February 5, 2018:
May Daniel Carter rest in eternal peace. My robust condolences to family and friends. Daniel and I shared the same great, great grandparents (Nicholas and Mary Rolo Carter) who with their three children, David, Joseph, and Harriet, survived the Peshtigo fire of 1871. The family had just immigrated to the Peshtigo area from Canada via Detroit and Green Bay. Jim Carter, Bismarck, North Dakota
John Hilbert left a message on January 28, 2018:
John Hilbert My thoughts and Prays are with the family
Helen Hilbert left a message on January 25, 2018:
Helen M. Hilbert, Oshkosh, WI My thought and Prays are with the Family
Eric Steltenpohl left a message on January 5, 2018:
Dan was the kind of man that when he spoke you listened and listened well. The amount of knowledge he has shared with everyone crossing his path has helped many and will live on forever. I always looked forward to our quarterly meetings with Dan at Saxon Cheese, sharing stories and of course all the newspaper clippings.

My deepest sympathies
Marcy Heim left a message on January 3, 2018:
Dan was an inspiration and a leader to so many. I feel so very blessed to have known him and worked together for so long at CALS. Great years! And we had such fun getting so much done! He will be deeply missed, but also will continue to have a presence through all the lives he touched.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Michael Gingrich left a message on December 31, 2017:
Dan was so generous with his time and helped many of us get started in the cheese business. We will miss a great mentor and friend. If there is such a thing as Karma, Dan left this world with a huge surplus of it. I will never forget him.
Ken Thomas left a message on December 28, 2017:
Dan was an inspiration to all who knew him, and a friend to so many people of all ages. He will be missed and remembered for many things, earning the honorary title of "the Big Cheese" for his huge impact on the dairy industry. He and Jane raised fine children as well, and I am proud to call them my friends.
Frank Pensabene left a message on December 27, 2017:
From my perspective...Dan had vision, and was a team builder, based on knowledge, integrity and loyalty.
I am proud to have been a part of his DCI team, and we hold many cherished memories, that can never be replicated. May his influence live on as we celebrate his life and the possibility of sharing anecdotes at some future time.
Mary Bachhuber left a message on December 23, 2017:
Have so many wonderful memories of Dan and your family. Thank you for always opening your hearts and sharing good cheer. I will remember him as the Pied Piper at one of our family events, his laughter, his kindness and, of course, the support of artisans and cheese.
left a message on December 22, 2017:
In the days to come, may the words at Isaiah 35:5,6 give you comfort and peace.
I J left a message on December 22, 2017:
Mr. Carter was clearly a respected man both for the love of his family and his friendships he developed in business. My condolences to his family and all of those who will miss him. God's word is true at Ecclesiastes 7:8, "Better is the end of a matter than its beginning". Clearly Mr. Carter lived a life that was admired by many.
Francois Capt left a message on December 22, 2017:
Dan touched so many lives for the good. We are grateful we had the chance to know him as both a colleague and a cherished friend. Dan's death will leave a vacuum in all our hearts but his legacy will be carried onward by the lives he impacted. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Francois Capt and the partners at Old Europe Cheese
Stacy Kinsley left a message on December 21, 2017:
Jane and family, so sorry to hear of Dans passing. He was a good person, excellent family man and great industry leader. Andy and I are appreciative of the time time we had in WI and being a part of DCI family. Bless you all.
Jim Guenther left a message on December 21, 2017:
Susan, I am sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. My condolences to you, to Jane and to Brad.
Ken Monteleone left a message on December 21, 2017:
The industry just lost one of our biggest supporters. Dan was so helpful when I decided to open my shop. He introduced me to so many people in the industry and without his network of connections I would be in the cheese business. His legacy will live on forever in Wisconsin. God-Speed Dan Carter.
Bob Wills left a message on December 21, 2017:
I wish Dan and I had been in the same generation. What fun would we have had. Of course, then I would have missed out on the good advice he shared from earned wisdom. I hope someone has recorded his stories. Spies, Julia Child, Jackie Bouvier, his first cheese sale, and on and on. Dan was the model of devotion to family and friends. His work was important. But never more important than the people he interacted with. What a blessing it has been to be his friend.
Thomas Bauer left a message on December 21, 2017:
A man who did very well, gave it back to his community and never ever forgot where he was from. An inspiration to us all. We all love Jane and Dan for everything they have done and everyone they have inspired!
Tom Messicci left a message on December 21, 2017:
It goes without saying, that Dan had a tremendous positive impact to our wonderful Wisconsin dairy industry. I have had the pleasure to have known him, and enjoyed the opportunities to discuss industry or a simple conversation across the table, a great guy!
Marjorie (Marj) Bachhuber left a message on December 21, 2017:
Dan loved his, his family, his friends, his church, but he also truly loved the city of Mayville. I worked with him on a number of levels. His service to the community will always be appreciated. Dan led a productive life which benefited many people. He will be missed. My sympathies are extended to his family.
Felix Roth left a message on December 21, 2017:
Dan has always been a source for new ideas and ideas outside the dairy industry, also. In particular the conversations with Dan during my scouting trips through Wisconsin in the years 1988 to 1991 will be remembered. The contributed to the founding of what became known as Roth Käse USA, Monroe WI.
Koepsell Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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