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William Carpenter

December 28, 2017
Emmetsburg News

William (Bill) Carpenter passed away Dec. 20, 2017 at the age of 87. Bill was born in Emmetsburg to Mary and Gordan Carpenter and was one of 10 children. Bill attended Emmetsburg High School and Junior College and then proudly joined the US Navy and served in Pearl Harbor during the Korean Conflict from 1951 1955.

In 1952 Bill met and later married his soulmate for life, Alice Joy (Iden) Carpenter and together they raised their family in Seattle.

Bill is survived by his three daughters, Kathleen, Colleen and Maureen, and his two son-in-law's, Dan and Dave, as well as his two brothers, Joe and Bob and many nieces and nephews who all loved him so much. Bill had 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his loving wife, Alice.

A graveside service will be held at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery in Seattle on Dec. 28, 2017 and a celebration of life later in January.

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