Michael D. Carter, 61, of Nichols, died Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
He was born on Nov. 5, 1951, the son of Donald and Colleen Nixon Carter. He attended school in Lone Tree and then in West Liberty where he graduated in 1971, he later attended mechanicís school in Des Moines. He was united in marriage to Janette Kennard in 2006 in Las Vegas. He retired from City Carton in Iowa City where he worked as a diesel mechanic.
Mike loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed going to the casino where he especially liked playing blackjack. Mike also enjoyed hunting, mowing, and going to the races in West Liberty, where he never missed a race.
He is survived by his wife Janette of Nichols, three daughters: Holly Carter of Cincinnati, Ohio, Heather Carter and grandson Aidan of Cincinnati and Hannah Carter and granddaughter Maci of Riverside; a brother Pat (Margaret) Carter of West Liberty and a special nephew Josh (Missy) Carter of Nichols.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Linda.
Funeral services were held on Feb. 19 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Visitation was held on Feb. 18 at the funeral home. Burial was at Nichols Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.