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Alice Carpenter

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Alice M. Carpenter, age 80 of North Washington, Iowa died Saturday,October 6, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Washington with Rev. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the Mass. The pall will be placed by her husband and children. Lectors for the service will be Sharon Carpenter and Heather Pecinovsky. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Nolan Howard, Austin Carpenter and Emma Carpenter. Music will be provided by the Immaculate Conception Men’s Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, North Washington with Eric Carpenter, Ryan Carpenter, Justin Carpenter, Cary Carpenter, Tony Green, Travis Smith, Shaun Smith, Dustin Smith, Nathan Howard and Nick Howard as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Heather Pecinovsky, Kristi Hauser, Alicia Biggerstaff, Kelsey Carpenter, Nolan Howard, Austin Carpenter and Emma Carpenter. Friends may greet the family 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home, New Hampton where there will be a 5:00 p.m. parish scripture service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Thursday. Alice Marie Carpenter was born April 20, 1932, on the Schwickerath family farm near North Washington, IA, the daughter of Alfred and Josephine (Mishak) Schwickerath. She received her education at St. Mary’s Catholic School in North Washington. On September 19, 1950, Alice was united in marriage to Herbert Carpenter, in North Washington. The couple farmed together, west of North Washington, with Alice being an integral part of the operation while also raising her family. Herb and Alice also owned Herb’s Hideaway in Ionia and Moonshine Tap in North Washington, where she spent many hours working outside the home. She enjoyed family get-togethers and good times at their cabin in Carrville. She loved vacations with the family, looking out her dining room window watching the birds at their feeders and the cars going by. Herb and Alice had wonderful times going to casinos together. Survivors include her husband of 62 years Herb; 7 children, Ken (Joyce) Carpenter of Rochester, MN, Dennis (Rosemary) Carpenter of North Washington, IA, Duane Carpenter of Fredericksburg, IA, Sharon Carpenter of New Hampton, IA, Donna Smith of New Hampton, IA, Ron (Darla) Carpenter of North Washington, IA, Joni Carpenter of New Hampton, IA; 17 grandchildren, Eric & Ryan Carpenter; Heather Pecinovsky and Alicia Biggerstaff; Justin, Cary, Austin and Emma Carpenter; Tony Green; Travis, Shaun, Dustin Smith and Kristi Hauser; Kelsey Carpenter; Nathan, Nick and Nolan Howard; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Marlys) Schwickerath and Cletus (Eleanor) Schwickerath all of New Hampton, IA; one sister, Bernice Felder of New Hampton and numerous nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Jerome Carpenter, Ionia, IA; sister-in-law, Bernice Flick, Ionia. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred & Josephine (Mishak) Schwickerath; her sister, Joanna Geerts; stillborn twin daughters; her in-laws, Elmer Geerts, Ray Felder, Russell Carpenter, Don & Eleanor Rosonke, Willis & Marlys Baldwin and Louis Flick.

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  1. Kristi & family, I’m sorry for the loss of your Grandmother; my prayer is for comfort, that your family will be blessed by fond memories and love shared.

  2. Sharon and family–Tom and I sent our deepest sympathy to all of you for the loss of your beautiful mother. God bless you all! Tom and Judy Tierney

  3. Dear Herb and Kids – So Sorry to hear about Alice! Alice was a Great Lady and I always enjoyed seeing her! God Bless Sincerely, Dirk

  4. please express our deepest sympathy to Alice’s family especially her granddaughter Heather Pecinovsky of Protivin,Ia. The good lord will her her safe, Dan and Joan Lentz

  5. Sharon and the entire Carpenter family: Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Bob and Cyndy Weiglein

  6. My heart goes out to all in the family of Alice. May her fond memories continue to fill your hearts. Deepest sympathy Sandi, Shawn and Kaylee Lau

  7. Dear Sharon and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. It was exactly a week ago that we saw you and Herb at Rosella’s visitation and we talked about your Mom. Our hope is in the Resurrection and that she and Rosella now have wholeness in body and mind. You were so good to your Mom, Sharon, and can find peace in knowing that you took such good care of her… and our Mom, too. We will be praying for your family as you celebrate Alice’s Heavenly Homecoming. Fondly, Gary and Jeanne Gauger

  8. Thoughts and prayers out to all Alice’s family. She was such a wonderful person, and will be greatly missed. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Sharon & Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With sympathy on the loss of your mom…from your friends at MMC-NH

  10. So many wonderful memories of neighbors visiting back and forth as we were growing up. Alice always had something nice to say and she made delicious cookies! Alice, you will be missed! Our sympathy to all of the family, and may God Bless You and help you through this difficult time. Carolyn Nelson and family

  11. Alice was like another mom to ‘Bang’ and myself. We would like to offer our condolences to all of the family. May her memories keep her alive in your hearts.

  12. Oh, Alice, how you made us laugh all the time. We are sooo blessed to have had you in our lives and you will be dearly missed… Love you and rest peacefully…

  13. I love you grandma and will miss listening to all of your stories. It won’t be the same without you! -Kelsey

  14. We are so sorry about your loss. She was good lady. We’ll miss her at North Washington church. Sharon always talked about Alice.

  15. Mom, you will be in our hearts forever, small tear right now, but so happy that you are at peace, love you, and the whole family, thank you all for being there


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