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 Michael Dean “Mike” Carpenter

Michael Dean “Mike” Carpenter

Birth
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska, USA
Death 17 Oct 2007 (aged 73)
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Burial Berwick, Polk County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 118913861 · View Source
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Michael D. Carpenter, 73, died, Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at Trinity Center at Luther Park of complications from Alzheimer's.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Sunday, October 21 at Staves Memorial United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m., Saturday, October 20 at Iles Funeral Homes - Grandview Chapel. Private burial will be at Berwick Cemetery at a later date.

Michael was born March 24, 1934 in Omaha, NE and had lived in Des Moines most of his life. Michael served in the US Army Corp. of Engineers and owned and operated Carpenter Vending Corp. for 30 years. Michael was an active member of Staves Memorial United Methodist Church and East High School Alumni Association. He also worked part time at Drake University for athletic events and many events held at Veterans Auditorium.

Michael had a passion for taking care of people, professionally and personally. He volunteered for Grandview Little League and East Des Moines Softball and was a youth leader at his church.

One of his proudest moments was as a player on the only undefeated East High School Football Team, Class of 1952.

Michael is survived by his wife, Shirley J.; son, Michael K. "Kelly" Carpenter and his wife Joyce of Des Moines; daughter, Deb Gardner and her husband David of Austin, TX; granddaughters, Jennifer L. Carpenter and Lindsey Jo Gardner; grandsons, Travis M. Carpenter and Matthew D. Gardner; brother, Lawrence White Jr. and his wife Barb of Des Moines; and loving nieces, Diana, Melinda, Christine, Angela and Elizabeth.

He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Staves Memorial United Methodist Church and the Alzheimer's Research Foundation.


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  • Created by: Jeannine (Booton) Hall
  • Added: 18 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 118913861
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Dean “Mike” Carpenter (24 Mar 1934–17 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118913861, citing Berwick Cemetery, Berwick, Polk County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Jeannine (Booton) Hall (contributor 46842521) .