Mueller Funeral Home - Winneconne WI

Larry "Joe" Carpenter

November 19, 1944 - April 8, 2018

Larry "Joe" Carpenter, age 73, of Oshkosh, died peacefully surrounded by his family, on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at The Waterford, after a year-long fight with brain cancer.
He was born November 19, 1944, to the late Robert and Virginia (Lee) Carpenter. Larry served his country with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On June 14, 1969, he married Linda Theisen in Port Washington. For many years Larry worked as a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement. He had served as an officer with the local branch number 173 of the National Association of Letter Carriers, was a past board member of the Oshkosh Postal Employees Credit Union, and was a member of the Daugherty-Hamilton American Legion Post 234, Omro, and St. Raphael Catholic Church, Oshkosh. Larry enjoyed playing golf, traveling, and wood-carving.
Larry is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Carpenter, of Oshkosh; three children, Laurie (Juan) Jackson, of Lexington, Kentucky; Kristen (Jeff) Freiberg, of Oak Creek; Scott Carpenter, of Oshkosh; grandchildren, Samantha Carpenter, Emma Carpenter, Sophie Carpenter, Kalie Freiberg, Michael Freiberg, Julia Freiberg; sisters and brothers, Jean Krings (Ron Coats), Jim (Sharon) Carpenter, Kathy (Mike) Miller, Greg Carpenter, Barbara (Stuart) Fink; in-laws, Donald (Nancy) Theisen, Michael (Jan) Theisen; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Along with his parents, Larry was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert Carpenter; in-laws, Gerald Krings, Kathleen Casper, and a niece, Karen Kay Halder.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Mueller Funeral Home 904 E. Main St., Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Tom Long officiating. Burial with military honors will be on Friday, April 13 in the Rushford Cemetery.
Larry's family wishes to thank Dr. Duwell, Dr. Virani, and the staffs of The Waterford, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, Hometown Hospice and Home Care, and the many friends and neighbors who have supported them over the past year.
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Mike & Rosemary Sammons wrote on April 11, 2018
We will always miss his grin. He was a good person. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

Betty Deiss wrote on April 11, 2018
My sympathy to your family. Such a nice family. So very hard to lose your loved one, hugs to you all. Betty

Kay and Joe Bryant wrote on April 11, 2018
Laurie, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I love you so much!!

Brenda Whittington wrote on April 11, 2018
Laurie. There are just no words that can make someone feel better about the passing of a loved one but, just know that even though it is hard to deal with now over time it will get easier and you will remember all the good times and fun you had with him. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

Jan Bolton wrote on April 10, 2018
Laurie, my deepest sympathies for you and your family

Cousin Sally (Radig) wrote on April 10, 2018
I will miss Larry's smile and his WONDERFUL kindness. As a former neurosurgery nurse and also a hospice nurse I realized the tough times the whole family has had. My love to all of you. HUGS

Eric and MiMi Miller wrote on April 10, 2018
Our sympathy to Linda and family. I worked with Larry for many years. I was honored to be an officer of Banch 173 and the OPECU with Larry. He was always an honorable man. I was lucky to call him friend.

Louie and Ellie Reichenberger wrote on April 10, 2018
Prayers to you and your family Linda with the passing of Larry. He was a fine man and we were lucky to have him as our neighbor. God bless

Pam Whitaker wrote on April 10, 2018
Laurie I am so very sorry.

Brenda Schrader wrote on April 10, 2018
Linda - I'm so sorry to read about Larry's passing. From speaking with you at the grocery store, I know this was not an easy fight. Take some time for you. With prayers and sympathy. Brenda

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