Katie Shaw Elizabeth Stimac Carter

March 29, 1994December 29, 2018

Katie Stimac Carter, of Saline, passed away December 29, 2018 at Michigan Medicine. Katie was a graduate of Saline High School and Captain of the Saline Women’s Crew Team. As a high school junior, she won state champion in a Women's Pair boat. Katie also enjoyed riding horses and competing. She bought her first horse last year, a Fresian Sport Horse named "Oakley", who lives with Katie's "second Mom and Dad" Lee and Lea Brothers in Dundee, Michigan. She was an ordained minister, published historical transcriber, gifted artist and writer. She loved all animals, particularly those cute and fuzzy. Katie is a teacher of life and life lessons in the gentlest and most graceful of ways. The sparkle in her eyes, infectious smile, ability to find the humor and good in any situation and kind soul will be deeply missed by all those she touched. Katie is survived by her husband, Tim Carter; parents Jenny & Matt Stimac; brothers, Mickey and Ben Stimac; grandparents, James and Roberta Stimac and Joe and Betty McMahan; in-laws, Diane and Scott Carter and sister -in-law, Sarah Carter. Friends and family may gather to visit at First Presbyterian Church of Saline, 143 East Michigan Avenue, Saline, Michigan on Friday - January 4, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Judy Shipman, presiding. For those attending, additional parking has been graciously offered by Trinity Lutheran Church, the north side of the Saline Fire Department Station, at Union School (behind the church), and at Saline City Hall. In lieu of flowers, friends may honor Katie’s memory with a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Please share a memory of Katie at her online guestbook.


  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society



  • A Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, January 4, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, January 4, 2019


  • Additional Parking at Trinity Lutheran Church, Saline Fire Department and Saline City Hall

Katie Shaw Elizabeth Stimac Carter

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Mike Brady

January 5, 2019

First Saline Hornet to row a single.

Mary Fortino

January 3, 2019

Dear Jenny and Matt - Dan, Kayla, and I were heartbroken when we heard the news of your daughter. Although we’d never met her, she sounds like she was a wonderful young lady...knowing both of you and Ben, we’re sure that’s true.

We’re very sad that we are unable to attend the service as we’ll be out of town. However, we know you’ll be surrounded by many, many loved ones and please know you are and will be in our thoughts.

Take care.

Mary, Dan, and Kayla