Robert J. Carpenter


Mr. Robert J. Carpenter, 89, of Seymour, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at his home. He was born on May 1, 1928, in Seymour, to the late Lawrence and Beatrice (Gerdom) Carpenter. On August 14, 1955, he married Phyllis Strietelmeier, she survives. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and a US Navy veteran. He had a lifelong career with Seymour National Bank, where he retired as Executive Vice President. Bob loved to fly. He obtained his pilot’s license and at any opportunity would be flying. Many times, he would take his friends and family with him.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Carpenter; son, David (Laura Kirk) Carpenter; grandchildren, Sam Carpenter, Ben Carpenter, and Courtney Carpenter; brother, Larry (Judy) Carpenter; and sisters, LaDonna Myers-West and Judy Rigsbee.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Carpenter; and brother, Wally Carpenter.

Funeral service will be at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 30, at 10 am with Revs. Ralph Blomenberg and Philip Bloch officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with full military graveside rites conducted by VFW Post 1925, American Legion Post 89, Disabled Veterans 47, Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Family and friends may call at Voss & Sons Funeral Service on Friday from 4-7 pm and at the church on Saturday, from 9 am until time of service.

Memorials may be written to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Schneck Hospice, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

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