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Martin J. Carpenter

June 8, 1941 ~ August 8, 2018 (age 77)

DeForest – Martin J. Carpenter, age 77, reunited with his loved ones on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg.  He was born June 8, 1941 in Plainview, Minnesota.  He graduated from Plainview High School in 1959.  Martin married Doreen Lange on May 26, 1967 in Rockford, IL, and they were together for 48 years.

Martin enjoyed NASCAR, reading, fishing, and cooking food in the smoker.  He was a true backyard mechanic.   He was employed by Joe Elver RV Sales, Interstate RV and Custom RV.

Martin is survived by his four children, Carol, Mike, Jacqueline and Brian; grandchildren, Matthew (Krystal), Jennifer, Brianna, Veta, Rachel and Rebecca; great grandchildren, Jayden, Meghan, Myriah and Madison; sisters, Joanne, Elva, and Patricia; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doreen; parents, John and Evelyn (Holst) Carpenter; and his brother, John.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at Ryan Funeral Home, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest.  Visitation will be held from noon until the time of service.  A special thanks to the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital and Agrace.  Memorials may be written to Agrace.

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Windsor/DeForest Chapel
6924 Lake Road

Donations may be made to:

Agrace HospiceCare, Inc.
5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg WI 53711

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