Dorothy L. Carpenter

February 24, 1913 - May 1, 2015

Dorothy L. Carpenter, 102 of Eau Claire passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at Country Terrace in Altoona.

Dorothy was born on February 24, 1913 to Charles and Beda (Hysen) Johnson in Dunn County.  She married Albert J. Carpenter on September 19, 1932 in Eau Claire.  Dorothy loved her family above all else.  She enjoyed cooking, knitting, sewing, and crocheting.

Dorothy Carpenter

Dorothy is survived by her four children, Dale (Virginia) Carpenter of Shorewood, MN, Gerald (Cleo) Carpenter of Eau Claire, John (LuEllen) Carpenter of Whitehall, WI, and William (Carol) Carpenter of Eau Claire; ten grandchildren, Steven (Diane) Carpenter of Rosemont, MN, Gregory (Sheryl) Carpenter of Mayer, MN,  LeAnne (James) Harding of Richfield, MN, Lynn (Dave) Schlitzche of Apple Valley, MN, Anthony (Kimberly) Carpenter of Minneapolis, MN, John Carpenter of Boston, Kenneth Carpenter of Rice Lake, WI, Richard (Sherry) Berg of Menomonie, WI, Shelly (Steve) Anderson of Eau Claire, and Rebecca (John) Stafford of Osseo, WI; twenty-three great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. Carpenter; four children; and four siblings.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or the charity of your choice.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 11:00 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Paul Settergren officiating.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Tuesday at the church.  Burial will follow the services at Rest Haven Cemetery.  

  1. Love you and miss you Grandma! You have been an awesome example of love, fun, and humor. I am grateful to have had you in my life for so long but would love to have you even longer! Blessing on your spiritual journey now! – Love,

    - Lynn Carpenter Schelitzche of Burnsville, MN

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. I was able to celebrate with Dorothy when she turned 100. She was such a special lady to me! God Bless!

    - Dawn Engstrom Westphal

  3. So sorry for the passing of your mother. She was a very kind person. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

    - Paula (Chuck and Bonnie Johnson Daughter)

  4. Sorry for the loss of your mom. She will be sadly missed.

    - Cindy Gaulrapp (daughter of Chuck and Bonnie Johnson)

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