William Bob Carpenter, 51, of Altoona, Wisconsin, went to his eternal home on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Marshfield Medical Center, in Eau Claire, WI, surrounded by his family. He was born September 16, 1970, in Frederic, Wisconsin to Robert and LaVonne Carpenter.
Bill graduated from the Luck High School in 1990. He was the recipient of the American Legion award for courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, and scholarship. He graduated from Chippewa Valley Technical College as a chef. He married the love of his life and constant companion Xiomara (Sam) (Thompson) Carpenter on June 12, 1999. Xiomara (Sam) and their daughter, Emily, were the greatest joys of Bill’s life! He was enthusiastic and always had a smile. He enjoyed gardening, history, and he had a great love for the Vikings. He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.
He is survived by his wife Xiomara (Sam) and daughter, Emily Carpenter: Altoona, WI. His siblings: James Carpenter: Turtle Lake, WI; Tammie (John) Salamon: Madison, WI, Jeffrey (Laurie) Carpenter: Appleton, WI, and Jerald (Sue) Carpenter: Janesville, WI. Sister-in-laws: Debra Thompson, Geraldine (Jason) Carlson, and Carla (Brian) Haglund of the Twin Cities area. Nieces and nephews: Sarah Wolfert: Mt Horeb, WI, Sam (Tara) Salamon: Dodgeville, WI, Megan Carpenter: Appleton, WI, Cierra, and Matthew Carpenter: Janesville, WI. Stephan Bappert: Menomonie, WI, Brandon Thompson, Gabrielle Bappert, Raven Carlson, Xaden Carlson, Corben Haglund and great-nephew Osiris Handler of the Twin Cities area. His father-in-law and mother-in-law James and Lila Thompson: Menomonie, WI. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is also survived by his beloved canine friend, Lacy.
He is preceded in death by his loving parents, Bob, and LaVonne Carpenter. Godparents Bob (uncle) and Lucy (aunt) Dengel and grandparents Lewie and Elsa Frye and Ethel Carpenter.
Funeral service will be Thursday, November 4, at 11am, at Spirit Lutheran Church, in Eau Claire; and will be live streamed from their website. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Inurnment will follow at Rest Haven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, direct donations to the Epilepsy Foundation or Spirit Lutheran Church, where Bill was an active faithful member, sang in the choir, and served on the Call Committee for their Associate Pastor, who is officiating. Please wear purple or Viking apparel in honor of Bill’s life!