John Dennis Carpenter, 85, of Hallock, Minn., passed away peacefully on Dec. 8, 2018, at Kittson Healthcare Nursing Home.
John was born in Stephen, Minn., on Feb. 17, 1933. He graduated from Stephen High School in 1952. Thereafter he served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.
John was married to Peggy Eileen (Pudil) on Dec. 22, 1957; they were married 61 years.
John’s banking career spanned over 40 years and led him to Grafton N.D.; Luverne, Minn.; Slayton, Minn.; Hay Springs, Neb. and finally to Hallock.
He enjoyed his family and friends, snowmobiling, hunting deer and turkeys, fishing, camping, farming, Ford vehicles, and travelling. He was a quiet man with a strong faith. Throughout the years he was also actively involved in various church, community and banking organizations as well as the American Legion.
John is survived by his wife, Peggy; daughter, Denise (Jon), sons Scott, and Dan (Karen), grandchildren, Gwendolyn (Kevin), Bethany (Shawn), Dana (Jordan), Jesse, Jack, Amber (Matt), Kileigh, Brittany, Nikolas (Erika), Kampton, great grandchildren, Mahren, Kinzie, Myla, Gavin, Henrik, Blair, Reese, Jackson, Hudson, Kamryn & Asher, sisters, Phyllis, Harriet (Lloyd) and Ann (Tom), sister-in-law, Melanie, brother-in-law Wesley, sister-in-law Faye (Dave), nieces & nephews and other family and friends.
John is preceded in death by his father, Oscar, mother, Ingrid (Nelson), sisters, Shirley and Ardyce, brothers Allen and Robert, brothers-in-laws Chuck and Bob, and son-in-law Mark.
The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church in Hallock. Reverend Frank Johnson officiated; Dana Lofstrom, soloist; Renee Wahl, organist. Casket bearers were John’s grandchildren. Honorary casket bearers were Lloyd Rigg, Thomas Walski, Wesley Pudil, Dave Von Holten, Charles Anderson, Merle Shuck, Robert Cameron, family and friends. Military honors were accorded by the Minnesota National Guard and the Hallock American Legion, Brian Pastir, taps. Visitation was held on Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m. with prayer service at 7 p.m. in Grace Lutheran Church.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Austin Funeral Chapel. www.austinfuneralchapel.com.