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Vernon Schley Carpenter

Died: Monday, April 27, 2009
Age: 81
Vernon Schley Carpenter, 81, of Capac, died Monday, April 27, 2009. He was born August 25, 1927 in Lapeer, the son of the late Schley and Rhea (Alyea) Carpenter. His marriage to Betty Boettcher was November 26, 1949.

Vern served his country in the United States Army in Alaska. He loved spending time with his family and was active for many years at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Capac.

In addition to Betty, his wife of 59 years, Vern is survived by four daughters, Patty (Ron) Schaefer of Capac, Kathy (Jesse) Hight of La Junta, CO., Jane (Jim) Hoover of Capac and Lisa (Jon) Perkins of Indian River; one son, Chris (Francine) Carpenter of St. Louis, MI; 9 grandchildren, Jamie, Mike (Stephanie), Toni, Terry, Jessica (Caleb), Ben (Kelly), Jake, Keri and Erik; 4 great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Conner, Cole and Adam; sisters, Joan Grinnell, Marilyn (Tom) Brown and Nancy (Dale) Dillon; brother, Jerry (Helen) Carpenter, as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death are sister, Helen Carpenter, and brothers, Eugene and Ronald Carpenter.

His family honors the memory of Vern and invites you to visit and share from 2-8 p.m., Thursday at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Capac and attend funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, May 1 at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, Capac. Pastor Joan Christoffers will officiate. Burial will be at the Lutheran Cemetery, Capac. Pallbearers will be Ron and Mike Schaefer, Jesse Hight, Jim, Ben and Jake Hoover and Jon and Erik Perkins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Johnís Lutheran Church Youth National Gathering trip.
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