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Robert H Carter

April 6, 1948 — January 15, 2022

Lima, Ohio

Rev. Robert H. Carter, 73, of Lima, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 8:21 a.m. at Primrose Retirement Community, Lima, Ohio. He was born on April 6, 1948 in Fremont, Ohio to the late Donald E. and Sadie A. {Smetzer} Carter.

Robert graduated from Clyde High School in 1966. He received a Bachelors of Science from Capital University in 1970 and received a Masters of Divinity from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 1976. Robert was called to serve as Pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Athol, Kansas, St. John Lutheran Church in Hopewell Twp. Celina, Ohio, Evangelical Lutheran Church in East Jordan, Michigan, and St. Paul Evangelical Church in Botkins, Ohio. He retired with 40 years of ministry in 2015.

He is survived by his daughters: Jennifer (Tim) Fisher, Laura (Steve) Yoder, Abbey (Stephen) Carter-Logan, and Kathryn (Nick) Esser, grandchildren: Emilie Lewis, Claire Fisher, Sydney, Alyx, Jack, and Greer Yoder, and Eliza Jane and Nora Logan, and his wife Susan {Carothers} Carter.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: George Carter and Roger Carter, sister: Janet Carter, and his step-mother: Esther Carter.

Private services will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to ELCA’s World Hunger Appeal or Capital University, Columbus. Online condolences may be made by visiting

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