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Carter M. Schwanke – Obituary

Name: Carter M. Schwanke

Age: 15

Born: 11-07-2004

Died: 09-20-2020

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Saint Cloud, MN

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Saint Cloud, MN

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 25, 2020 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud, MN for Carter Michael Schwanke, age 15 of St. Cloud.  He passed away surrounded by loved one’s at his home on Sunday, September 20, 2020.  Pastor Chad Peterson of Bethlehem Lutheran Church will officiate.  Inurnment will be in the North Star Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN.  Visitation will be from 10-11 A.M on Friday at the church.

Carter was born on November 7, 2004 in St. Cloud, MN to Holly (Woelfel) and Jason Schwanke.  He was baptized at Bethlehem Lutheran Church on January 30, 2005. He was a delightful and loving teenager.  He participated in therapeutic horseback riding at Project Astride and played baseball for the Miracle League of Central Minnesota. Carter enjoyed spending time outside, music, baking, and being around family and friends. His sister Emily is and was Carter’s number one fan and cheerleader.

Throughout his life, Carter was blessed to have many loving and caring doctors, nurses, teachers and caregivers.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Glenn Woelfel, maternal great grandparents, Walter and Donna Holien, and Norbert and Edna Woelfel, and his paternal great grandparents, Harold and Evangeline McCormick, and Willis and Evelyn Schwanke.

Carter is survived by; his mother Holly Schwanke; his father Jason Schwanke; his sister Emily Schwanke; his maternal grandmother, Claire Woelfel; his paternal grandparents, Dennis and Deb Schwanke; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Memorials are preferred to Gillette Children’s Specialty Health Care, and Ronald McDonald’s Family Room (Gillette) both in St. Paul, MN.

Guestbook for Carter M. Schwanke

Ann Meemken
, Friend/Family
September 27, 2020, 6:49 pm
He was an amazing young man! We were so blessed to be a part of his life. The boys shared such a beautiful friendship and have many special memories together. My prayer is he is now at peace with lord.
Michaele nelson
September 25, 2020, 3:13 pm
so sorry for your loss. Cherish the many memories❤
Kelly Carrigan
, Friends of aunt kari
September 25, 2020, 1:08 am
Holly,Emily, Kari and families, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I was never able to have the chance to meet Carter but have heard alot of amazing things about him and how special he was. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way through this difficult time. Emily, I know Carter was like a super hero to you but always remember he will be looking down at you, watching you grow and still be by your side at all times. Hugs to you all.
Jeannie Benage
, friend of Jason
September 24, 2020, 8:19 pm
so terribly sorry about your loss, you will be in my prayers. Again im terribly sorry
Mark and Kris Stradtmann
, Friends of the Schwankes
September 24, 2020, 7:58 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Keep the good memories in your hearts.
Tricia Anhalt
, Nurse
September 24, 2020, 6:53 pm
Holly, Jason and Emily I am so sorry for your loss. Carter was and always will be very special to all of us who knew and loved him.
Kathy Dwinnell and Kevin Axt
, Friend of Jason
September 23, 2020, 3:26 pm
So sorry for your loss, Keep strong, Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
, Friend of fathers
September 23, 2020, 4:12 am
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. I know how hard this is for everyone. Sending hugs to all.
Cindy Umland
, Friend
September 22, 2020, 8:44 pm
Im so sorry for your loss you are all in my thoughts and prayers

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