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Lowell Edward Carpenter

May 28, 1932 — May 7, 2022

Lowell Edward Carpenter

Lowell Edward Carpenter passed away peacefully at home in Mankato surrounded by loved ones on May 7, 2022, at age 89.

Memorial service will be held at 11am, Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato with visitation starting at 9am. Following lunch at church, private burial will take place at Woodland Hills Memorial Park. Please share a memory with Lowell’s family online at www.mankatomortuary.com.

If you would like to honor Lowell, please send donations to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Connections Ministry, or ECHO Food Shelf.

Lowell was born at home near West Concord to Philip and Louise Carpenter on May 28, 1932 and grew up on the family farm with one brother and two sisters.

Lowell met Lorraine (Wolters) on a blind date. They instantly fell in love and their romance lasted over 67 years. He was blessed with a large and loving family and raised 7 children, 12 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren, all who brought him much joy and happiness. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world. 

Lowell worked a variety of jobs in his lifetime. The majority of his working career was spent in machine repair or as a Forman at National Poly Products.

The most important things in life for Lowell were his family and his faith. He was a model example of how to be a kind, loving, and supportive partner. He was always there for his children no matter what they needed or when, always without judgement. He was like a child-magnet to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran church for over 63 years. He served the church by pitching in wherever and whenever work was needed. 

Lowell loved technology, mechanics, and gadgets and was interested in things many people don’t know or even care about. His thirst for knowledge often found him reading unusual material like dictionaries, obituaries, genealogy, and city and county directories. He had the ability to do anything he set his mind to doing and passed this along to his children. Rather than doing something for them, he taught them how to do it for themselves.

Lowell was known for his sense of humor and dry quick wit that was passed to many in the family and will live on through stories retold. His selflessness, care, and service to others leaves a legacy that will be remembered.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Lorraine; children, Leonard (Mary Kay) Carpenter, Eagle Lake MN, Patricia (Bradley) Howe, Golden Valley MN, Susan (Jean) Maraval, Columbia SC, Jerry Carpenter, Chaska MN, Michael (Nancy) Hass, Rochester MN, and Judith Batzel, South Haven MN; grandchildren, Sara (Tyler) Palmer, Andrew (Jen) Carpenter, Katie (Kyle) Jefcoat, Angela (Eric) Moreau, Charles (Nicole) Howe, Lauren (Daniel) Bibeau, Melissa (Hank) Hyatt, Matthew (Roxanne) Wahl, Adam Carpenter, Amy Jo (Jaymes) Sorensen, Christa (Alexander) Judkins, and Matthew Carpenter; twenty-five great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Myron (Beverly) Wolters; sister-in-law, LaVonne Wolters; nieces, nephews and cousins

Lowell is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Carpenter; two sisters, Helen (Norbert) Thorsen and Beth (Reuben) Hass; brothers-in-law, Glenn (MaryLu) Wolters and LeRoy Wolters; great-grandson, Kaden Carpenter; and nephew, Robert Hass

The family would like to thank Pastor Jay from Bethlehem Lutheran Church for his loving care and ongoing ministry to Lowell; Dr. Kratz, her nurse Jill, and all the Oncology team members; and send a special thank you to Mayo Hospice for their kind and compassionate care for Lowell and for the family during the last few days of Lowell’s life.

 

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Visitation

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

720 S 2nd St, Mankato, MN 56001

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

720 S 2nd St, Mankato, MN 56001

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