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Linda Lou Carpenter

November 29, 1945 November 20, 2018
Linda Lou Carpenter
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Obituary for Linda Lou Carpenter

Linda L. Carpenter, 72, of Michigan City, peacefully passed away at 4:55 p.m., Tuesday, November 20, 2018 surrounded by her family and friends at Franciscan Health, Michigan City due to complications from breast cancer and heart failure.

She was born November 29, 1945, in Valparaiso, IN, to Steve Patz and Betty (Herring) Antisdel.

On February 11, 1960 she married the love of her life, Dester Carpenter, who preceded her in death. Together they shared 56 years of marriage and were blessed with three beautiful daughters, Lucinda Faith (Perry) Pickens, Rachel Lynn (Tim) Hodum and Sarah Onedia (Tim) Oman.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Michael (Heather) Kwast, Mark (Jessica Stump) Kwast, Shelby (Derek Harper) Holman, Madelyn Oman, Hillary Hodum, Peyton Oman and Paige Hodum. She was a great grandmother to, Tarryn Kwast, Alison Harper, Kelsey Kwast and Alivia Harper.

Also preceding her in death were her father, Steve Patz; mother, Betty Antisdel; and five sons, Christopher, Mark, Jeffery, Dester and William.

Throughout the years, Linda was very involved at her church. Before retiring, Linda was a cook aka “Cooker” at various facilities. She enjoyed reading and cooking big dinners for family and friends. Linda always had an open door and a hot meal. She was a lifetime member of Faith City Assembly of God, Michigan City. Linda believed her biggest achievements were raising her family and serving the Lord.

A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. CST, Monday, November 26, 2018 at Faith City Assembly of God, 1314 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until time of service at the church. Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, La Porte is caring for the arrangements.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Faith City Assembly of God, 1314 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN 46360 in memory of Linda Carpenter.

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