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Audrey Ione Carpenter

June 11, 1937 — May 17, 2018

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Our Lady of Hope Church in Aurora with Fr. Peter Lambert celebrating. A visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Tuesday with a rosary service at 6:45 pm at the Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.  Friends and family may also gather one hour prior to mass at the church.  Interment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Aurora. Audrey Carpenter, 80, of Aurora, MN passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN, after a courageous two-year battle with ALS. Audrey was born on June 11, 1937, in Grand Forks, ND. She was the oldest of seven children born to Sidney and Dorothy Myhre. She grew up on the family farm and graduated high school in 1956 in Plummer, Minnesota. She married Derald Carpenter on January 26, 1957, and they were married for 61 beautiful years. She worked 25 years for the State of Minnesota Job Service.  Audrey is survived by her husband, Derald Carpenter of Aurora; a daughter, Julie Michalski (Greg) of Eveleth, MN; two sons: Mark Carpenter (Pat) of La Crosse, WI and Todd Carpenter (Valerie) of Waunakee, WI; loving grandchildren: Stacia (John)Vucenich, Ashley (Josh) Heinzen, Sarah Carpenter, Chad Carpenter, Sydney Carpenter, Amy Carpenter; great-grandchildren: Kaylah Marie and Malina Audrey; siblings: Shirley Wheaton, Duane Myhre, Wes Myhre, Rod Myhre (Charlene), and David Myhre; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Audrey is preceded in death by her parents, Sidney and Dorothy Myhre; brother, Larry Myhre; and sisters-in-law, Carolyn, Barbara and Lynn Myhre. Audrey was the world’s greatest mother and grandmother and lived her life joyfully. Most of all, she loved being with family and friends and traveling the country with her loving husband, Derald. Audrey enjoyed playing cards and was a master of canasta, cribbage, and Scrabble. Audrey had many friends and enjoyed many years creating memories with the special ladies in her card club. The family would like to thank all of her special friends who would visit and help during her two-year battle, and who became her extended family. Even while she was battling her terrible illness, Audrey continually lived life the only way she knew, by portraying her extreme zest for life and unwavering caring of others.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Holy Rosary Catholic Church

16 W 5th Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705

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