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Duane Elmer Carpenter

Duane Elmer


Duane Elmer Carpenter, 80, died on February 19, 2018, at his home in Hager City, WI.

Duane was born on October 30, 1937 in El Paso, WI to his parents Glen and Violet Carpenter. He worked for George Olsen Construction as a Cement Finisher for 40 Years Retiring in 2000.

He married Janice Seegert in 1956, later to divorce in 1973. Duane married Judy Perkins in 1974.

Duane was a great family man, a loving father, and grandfather. He enjoyed wood working, camping, bird watching and gardening. His family and friends will always remember him as "Grandpa Goofy".

Duane is survived by his wife, Judy Mabin (Perkins) Carpenter; his K9 companion Muffin; his six children, Rick (Lori) Carpenter, Rocky (Leana) Carpenter, Rick (Debbie) Perkins, Ron (Tam) Carpenter, Tari Carpenter and Patty (Dale) Swanson. Along with his 21 Grand Children; 34 Great-Grand Children, and his special friends Jeff and Jodi Wilcox and their family. He is preceded in death by his Father, Glen L. Carpenter; his Mother, Violet M. Carpenter; his sister Gerry (Ralph) Ballagh; and Great-grand Son Benjamyn Fanslow.

A funeral is scheduled for 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Christ Episcopal Church, Red Wing, Mn., with a reception to follow. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.