Wayne R. Carpenter

Wayne R. Carpenter, 92, of Decatur, IN, and having family in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Adams Memorial Hospital in Decatur.

Mr. Carpenter served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the Philippines. He was a graduate of Huntertown High School. He retired in 1996 from the City of Decatur with 25 years of service as the water superintendent and city engineer. He was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur and the Holy Name Society. He was also a 4th Degree Knights of Columbus member, a life member of the V.F.W. 6236 in Decatur and a member of the American Legion Post 43 in Decatur. In his later years, he was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

He was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Fort Wayne, to Enoch E. and Gladys Heller Carpenter. He married Anita M. Lindemann on Dec. 13, 1958, in Bluffton, and she preceded him in death on April 10, 2006. He married Patricia (Barkley) Morgan in May 2008, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 2010.

Survivors include three sons, Eric Gehrig, William (Amber) Carpenter and Christopher (Kelly) Carpenter, all of Decatur; a daughter, Victoria (Jan) Nussbaum, of Monroe; two brothers, Richard Carpenter, of Columbia City, and Donald (Janette) Carpenter, of Huntington; five grandchildren, David Gehrig, Chad (Sarah) Nussbaum, Shelly Nussbaum, Renn (Ashley) Carpenter and Christopher Malone and eight great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by a grandson, David Malone.

Calling is today, Monday, Dec. 10, 2018 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, 520 N. Second St., Decatur. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, Dec.11, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, calling for one hour prior. Rev. Dave Ruppert will officiate. Interment will follow in the Decatur Cemetery in Decatur, Indiana with military graveside services to be conducted by the American Legion Post 43 color guard.

Memorials are to St. Mary's Improvement Fund, 414 W. Madison St., Decatur, for Masses.