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Bonnie Carpenter

March 30, 1933 — August 5, 2016

Bonnie Carpenter, age 83, of Wautoma, passed away early Friday morning, August 5, 2016 at Silver Lake Haven in Wautoma.

She was born March 30, 1933 in Middleton, TN, the daughter of James and Effie (Antwine) Brady. She married Lawrence Carpenter Jr. on June 25, 1954 in Milburn, IL. He preceded her in death on August 13, 2005.

Bonnie spent her early years working on the family farm in Etowah, Arkansas as a sharecropper's daughter. In the early 1950's, she moved north with her sister Dot and settled in Antioch, Il. where she met her future husband. Bonnie and Larry resided in Bristol, WI during that time she was employed as a machine operator with Goodyear Tire Co. for 20 years. In 1980, they retired to Wautoma. Bonnie enjoyed gardening and canning and always looked forward to her fishing trips in Canada. She belonged to the Wautoma Homemakers.

She is survived by her daughter, Denise (William) Vos, Dale, WI; six grandchildren; Angela (Scott) Remler; Michael (Nadia) Carpenter; James (Jennie) Carpenter; Dr. Desiree (Andrew) Mork, Ashley; (Brian) McManus and Nathan (Meghan) Vos; great grandchildren, LaReina, Levi, Samuel, Caleb, Alana, Luke, Reid, Joseph, Alexander and Lila; three sisters; Dorothy Turner, FL; Faye (Don) Daniels, MS; Carolyn (Harry) Downing, TX; one brother, Butch (Jackie) Brady, IL. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Michael Carpenter in 1986; her parents; three sisters, Johnnie Pearl, Mary Jane and Mavis; and by three brothers, Donald, Doyle and Terry.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma with Rev. Robert Weiss. Inurnment will be at Marion Cemetery, Township of Marion.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established in her memory.

The family wishes to express heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Silver Lake Manor, especially Carol, Laverne and Deb for the compassionate care they gave Bonnie.


Visitation

AUG 13. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Leikness Funeral Home - Wautoma

358 South Oxford Street

Wautoma, WI, US, 54982

Memorial Service

AUG 13. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Leikness Funeral Home - Wautoma

358 South Oxford Street

Wautoma, WI, US, 54982

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