CARPENTER, Charles R. - Fountain County INGenWeb Project

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Source: The Fountain County Neighbor, August 16, 2002, pg A3

HAMMOND — Charles R. Carpenter, 79, 6809 Olcott Avenue, Hammond, died Tuesday, July 18, 2000 in St. Margaret-Mercy North Hospital, Hammond. He was born Jan. 28, 1921 near Mellott, the son of S. Reed and Anneitta Shepherd Carpenter. He attended Mellott and Hillsboro schools, having graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1939. He had been a resident of the Calumet area over 60 years. He was owner-operator of the Chicken Galore Restaurant in South Hammond for 26 years before his retirement in 1989.: He was an active member of South Side Christian Church in Munster and active in the church bowling league. He was an avid golfer and sports enthusiast. He was a veteran of World War II, having serving in the U. S. Army and received the following decorations: the Asiatic Pacific Theatre, two Bronze Stars, the Philippine Liberation, one Bronze Star and the Bronze Arrowhead Medal followed by the Victory Medal. Survivors, include: his wife of 53 1/2 years, Laura; two daughters, Barbara (Dan) Bade, Indianapolis and Diane Carpenter, Hammond; a son, John (Kathryn) Carpenter, Hammond; six grandchildren, Micah Jackson, Jeremiah Jackson, Mark Jackson, Luke Jackson, Jared Jackson and Caleigh Carpenter; one great-grandson, Skyler Jackson; three brothers, John R. (Evelyn) Carpenter, Houston, Texas, Robert (Joyce) Carpenter, Cedar Lake and William (Shirley) Carpenter, Highland; and a close friend, Clarence B. Hellquist, Hammond. Funeral services were at 10 a.m. July 22 in the South Side Christian Church with Nick Tomeo, Tim Campbell and Phillip Choate, ministers officiating. Burial was in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville. – jlr

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