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Herbert Carpenter

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Herbert "Herb" Carpenter age 90 of New Hampton, Iowa, died Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Washington with Rev. Brian Dellaert celebrating the Mass. The pall will be placed by Herb's children. Lectors for the service will be Heather Pecinovsky and Gladys Christoph. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Becky Miller-Sigvertsen and Sheila Constant. The North Washington Men's Choir will accompany the congregation in song. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, North Washington with Eric Carpenter, Justin Carpenter, Cary Carpenter, Austin Carpenter, Tony Green, Travis Smith, Dustin Smith, Nathan Howard, Nick Howard and Nolan Howard as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Heather Pecinovsky, Alicia Biggerstaff, Kristi Hauser, Kelsey Carpenter and Emma Carpenter. Friends may greet the family 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass on Friday at the church. Herbert Ermin Carpenter was born March 28, 1928, on the family farm in rural Nashua, IA, the son of Howard and Anna (Jenn) Carpenter. He attended rural country school through the 7th grade and completed his education at St. Mary’s Grade School and High School in North Washington. On September 19, 1950, He was united in marriage to Alice Marie Schwickerath at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, North Washington. The couple farmed together, west of North Washington. Herb and Alice also owned Herb’s Hideaway in Ionia and the Moonshine Tap in North Washington for many years. Herb loved his fishing trips to Twin Lakes, MN, where the family has been going for over 60 years. In later years, he loved going to casinos and also enjoyed playing euchre and poker in the area. Herb often played the harmonica at the many family Carpenter gatherings. Herb is survived by his seven children; Ken (Joyce) Carpenter of Rochester, MN, Dennis (Rosemary) Carpenter of North Washington, IA, Duane (Shelia Constant) Carpenter of Fredericksburg, IA, Sharon Carpenter of New Hampton, IA, Donna Smith of Elma, IA, Ron (Darla) Carpenter of North Washington, IA and 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; 23 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Robert Schwickerath and Cletus (Eleanor) Schwickerath all of New Hampton, IA; one sister-in-law, Bernice Felder of New Hampton and numerous nieces and nephews; He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Alice on October 6, 2012; twin daughters at birth; his siblings, Bernice (Louis) Flick, Russell Carpenter, Marlys (Willis) Baldwin, Eleanor (Donald) Rosonke and Jerome Carpenter; Herb's in-laws, Joanna (Elmer) Geerts, Ray Felder and Marlys Schwickerath.

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  1. Hope you tell Mom we are all doing well and how the family has grown since she left us!! Being at Twin Lakes has brought back lots of memories for us and that you definitely were remembered in our conversations! What a great tradition you and Mom started all those years ago and that we still carry on each year. So glad I got to talk to you this morning on the phone and that you had so many people in and out of your room to pray with you and just be with you. A big thanks to all of you.

  2. My Deepest Sympathy to the entire family of Herb. Prayers and Thoughts are with you during this difficult time for the loss of your loved one! Lyn Bruns

  3. You all have my sincere sympathy, thoughts and prayers!! Just loved Herb and Alice– they raised some great kids- who in turn- did the same– love yas!! He leaves a great legacy and lots of awesome memories!! God Bless!!

  4. Sharon, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Herb was a good friend of my dad Sluggo for many years and they were the same age.

  5. Joan, Sharon, Duane, Dennis and all Family, My deepest sympathy. The memories we all have of Twin Lakes keep Family’s together. In a blink of an eye all will be untied again. Until have peace the Lord is carrying you through this time.

  6. May the memories of your loved one fill your thoughts in the next days. All our prayers to his family. David and Jeanne Roder

  7. May the memories of Uncle Herb console you in the next days. . All of our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Love, Lynette and Randy

  8. To all of the Carpenter family, be proud of Herb, The man always took on any challenge and succeeded at most all of them. I always enjoyed Herb and his family, you all are what I call good people. RIP Herb, Love Mike Fitzgerald-Cushing Oklahoma

  9. Regards to your family on your loss. He was a grest library user and I enjoyed our conversations. He had his favorite authors and was always on top of new titles.

  10. Joni, my condolences to you and the entire Carpenter family on the passing your father Herb. It has been quite some time since playing some “kick the can” & baling hay on the Carpenter farm, but I still remember them and the good times. I am pretty sure Herb cut me my first official “work” check for baling hay, $24 Big Ones!
    Again, my sincere condolences to the entire Carpenter family.

  11. Our deepest sympathies to all the family. Herb was a good man and sure enjoyed visiting with him over the years. May all your memories be treasured and help you during these difficult days ahead. It’s never easy to say goodbye. May he rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers to all.

  12. My thoughts and prayers to the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends of Herb. May all the fond memories help you through the healing process after your loss. Deepest sympathy, Sandi Lau

  13. Oh man…. our North Washington people are drifting away… I always loved my visits with Herb and I know Gooter did too…. we have lots of ties between our families and we will miss him…. loved his smile! Enjoy your memories, I know I will smile when I think of him…. and what a reunion there is in Heaven right now!


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