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Craig J. Carpenter

October 4, 1961 — July 19, 2022

Visitation for Craig Joseph Carpenter, 60, of Aurora will be 10am Friday, August 19, 2022 with family remembrances at 11:30am at Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home in Aurora.  Burial will immediately follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Aurora.  Friends are invited to gather at the Aurora American Legion following the burial.

Craig died Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at Essentia Health – Northern Pines under the compassionate care of the staff.

He was born October 4, 1961 to Floyd and Jeneane (Grove) Carpenter.  He was raised in Aurora and graduated from Aurora-Hoyt Lakes High School in 1980.  Following his schooling, he worked as a service technician for MN Energy Resources with 26 years of service.

On December 18, 2004, he married Jeanene Valesano.  Craig was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting ducks, deer and partridge and spending time at the Windsor Lodge.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Union, Sons of the American Legion and the National MS Society.

Survivors include the love of his life, Jeanene; sons: Joseph Carpenter of Chicago, Ill and Michael Carpenter of Gary, Indiana; brothers: Randy (Ruth) Carpenter and Curt (Terri) Carpenter both of Hoyt Lakes; stepdaughters: Rachel (Ryan) Webster of Somerset, WI and Amie (Tom Forward) Valesano of Hoyt Lakes; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws also survive.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Jeneane.


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Friday, August 19, 2022

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Ziemer-Moeglein-Shatava Funeral Home-Aurora

402 W 3rd Ave N, Aurora, MN 55705

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