Darrell L. Cater
1936 - 2020
Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Avenue
Racine, WI

Darrell L. Cater

May 9, 1936 - March 10, 2020

RACINE - Darrell Leonard Cater, 83, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Ascension-All Saints.

He was born in Chicago, IL on May 9, 1936, the son of the late Leonard and Christine (nee: Chilla) Cater. Darrell was a graduate of Wausau High School, "Class of 1954".

He proudly served in the United States Army with the German Occupation Forces in Germany from 1954 to 1956. On December 27, 1958, Darrell was united in marriage to Marie Gebhardt in Wausau, WI.

After his time in the military, Darrell worked for Kraft Foods for ten years. He then moved his family to Racine, where he worked as a Lithographer at Western Publishing for 30 years, retiring in 1996.

Darrell was a member of The Wausau Lions Club, Army Veterans Post 3929 in Wausau, The Central Wisconsin Polka Club, Valley Bummers Camping Group, and St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

Darrell enjoyed his grandchildren, visiting with family and friends, camping, fishing, hunting, gardening and yard work. He also enjoyed dancing, going out to lunch with friends, collecting guns, and spending quiet evenings reading and talking with Marie.

Surviving are his wife, Marie; daughters, Lynda Janosik and Laurie (Tad) Sarasin of Racine; grandchildren, Jeffrey Janosik, Jennifer Janosik, Timothy Pirk, Carter Sarasin and Ashley (Michael) Blayne; great granddaughters, Lexi Pirk and Evelyn Blayne; brothers, Lester (Bernie) Cater, James (Gail) Cater and a sister, Marilyn (Lyle) Champine. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11 a.m. with military honors to follow. There will be a visitation on Tuesday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Darrell will be laid to rest at West Lawn Memorial Park at a later date.

Online condolences to sturinofuneralhome.com

Sturino Funeral Home

3014 Northwestern Ave.

Racine, WI 53404


Published by Journal Times from Mar. 12 to Mar. 15, 2020.
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I can't believe it has been a year since you left our world. I am still sitting in the same chair, doing the same job and waiting for a vaccine for the Covid virus that has devastated our world. You left too soon, but I am sure that you have been welcomed into the Kingdom. There are more of us on your side now than there are on ours. And so it will continue. I look at old pictures and pull up old memories that are stored in my head. I hope that you save a hug for me for when I get there too.
March 5, 2021
Hello Marie, Im so sorry to hear that Darrell passed away, we were out of town and saw it in the paper when we returned. You and Darrell were a wonderful couple. He was one of the nicest people if ever met, very friendly and sincere. Ill pray for you and your family to get through these hard times of adjustment. You are fortunate to have a wonderful family to support you during these difficult times. I always think about you Marie, the good old days. Tom Linstroth
Tom Linstroth
March 18, 2020
Marie, So very sorry to read of the passing of Darrell. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May God be with you for comfort.
Pat and Jerry Londre
March 12, 2020
To my oldest brother. May you rest in the arms of all of our loved ones who have gone before. My first memory of you resulted in a broken collar bone. My second memory had to do with how to spell "yellow". So many memories over so many years.
March 12, 2020
Genevieve Graveen
March 11, 2020
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