HUNTLEY – Dennis A. Carpenter, 71, of Huntley and formerly of Schaumburg and Arlington Heights. |
He was born Sept. 26, 1941, in Sycamore, Ill., to Gladys and LeRoy Carpenter and died Feb. 18, 2013, at Sherman West Court in Elgin after a lengthy battle with a rare brain disease.
He married Carole M. Carpenter, nee Lundeen, on Aug. 7, 1965, in Rockford, Ill.
He graduated from Sycamore High School in 1960 and Augustana College in 1964, received his Master's Degree at Northern Illinois University in 1965 and his Doctorate of Education at Vanderbilt University in 1981. Dr. Carpenter worked in school administration his whole career; in Wheeling/Buffalo Grove School District 21, as a principal and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, as the Superintendent of Schools in Harrisburg, Ill., and in Park Ridge School District 64 as a principal and Director of Business before retiring in 1994.
Survivors include his wife Carole M. Carpenter; brother Marshall and sister-in-law Carolyn Carpenter of Wayzata, Minn.; nephews Jeffrey Carpenter of Hopkins, Minn., and Mark Carpenter of Alexandria, Va., and niece Rachel Carpenter of Orono, Minn., and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, the late Gladys and LeRoy Carpenter; mother-in-law Viola Lundeen and brother-in-law Lyle Lundeen.
The family would like to thank the staff at Sherman West Court for the compassionate care given to Dennis for the past eight years.
Visitation Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11 a.m. at Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Interment Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockford, Ill.
For information, call the funeral home at 847-882-5580.
Published in the Northwest Herald from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2013