Ernest "Cap" Carpenter, age 88, a lifelong resident of Danbury, Wisconsin, died on August 11, 2012 at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale, MN.
Cap was born on December 7, 1923, in Danbury, to parents Ernest and Mary (Revor) Carpenter. He attended school in Danbury and in 1941, served in the CCC Camp until he went to Backus, MN to work for Otto Harmon in the Wood Industry. He met his wife Leona Beggs there and they were married on August 20, 1944. He served in the US Army from 1943 until 1946. After being honorably discharged they moved to Danbury where 6 children were born to them: Nancy, Michael, Janice, Jeanne, Joanne, and Patti. He was employed by M.G. Astleford Construction for 17 years and the Burnett County Highway Department for 20 years as a heavy equipment operator.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and also a lifetime member of the Sportsman's Club, NRA, and the Danbury United Methodist Church- serving where ever and whenever needed. Cap had a passion for woodworking which led him to build 15 cedar strip canoes over the years. He and Leona also finished wild rice for many people in the community for many years. He also served on the Town of Swiss Town Board.
He is survived by his children, son Mike (Michelle) of Princeton, ID, daughters: Nancy Strong of Barron, WI, Jeanne Payer of Danbury, Patti Carpenter of Danbury, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Leona, daughters Jo Carpenter and Jan Ganglehoff.
A memorial service for Ernest "Cap" Carpenter will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 11 am at the Danbury United Methodist Church with Pastors Gil White and Tom Cook officiating. Music will be provided by Organist Diane Gravesen and the combined Choir of the Danbury and Webster United Methodist Churches. Visitation will be at the Church on Thursday from 10- 11am. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.dahlfh.com