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Richard O Carpenter

April 28, 1949 - September 14, 2020

Richard O Carpenter Richard O Carpenter
  • Funeral
  • September 16, 2020 | 12:00 P.M.
  • Graveside Services at Mt. Emblem Cemetery 520 E. Grand Ave Elmhurst, Il
  • Burial Location
    Mt. Emblem Cemetery

Richard (Dick) Carpenter, 71 of Elgin IL (previously Roselle and Elmwood Park) passed away on September 14, 2020.

Dick was born in Chicago, IL on April 28, 1949 and graduated from Elmwood Park High School.  He graduated from Eastern Illinois University and was an active member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity.

Dick was married to Kathleen (Dembski) for 48 years.

Dick worked most of his life in the construction sales industry and most recently ran his own business.

Dick played sports in high school and was a huge Chicago sports “Super Fan”.  He liked to watch the Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks and the Chicago White Sox.  He also enjoyed a day at the racetrack.  You could always find him watching sports, but mostly he loved to watch his granddaughters play softball and basketball.

He was a loving father of Joy (Eric) Larson.  He was a proud grandfather of Linnea, Julia, and Macy Larson.

He was the beloved son of the late Oliver and Judith Carpenter.  Dear brother of the late Bill Carpenter.  Loving uncle to Dawn Samet, Dean Carpenter, and Sarah (Chris) Wadsworth.

But most of all Dick loved his family.  He will always be remembered for being a loyal friend and for his love of sports.

Due to Covid-19 concerns we will be having a public graveside service at Mt. Emblem Cemetery 520 E. Grand Ave Elmhurst on Wednesday September 16, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.

For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.


George Carpenter from Riverwoods, IL

"My cousin Dick was a barrel of fun to be with. A loyal friend always. I loved him like a brother for all these years and he returned it all to me. I will miss him until the end of my years. God love you Kathi."

Linda Wiersma-Wurster from SPRINGFIELD, IL

"Dear Cathy, Joy & the rest of the Carpenter Family:So many wonderful memories of Dick from the time when we were all kids and the Carpenters would come to Grandma & Grandpa Jones. Get together whether in Oak Park, Wilsonville, Gillespie - or the many other places our families would meet always rang with laughter. I will always cherish these memories. My thoughts & prayers are with you all."

Madonna / Brian Zasada,Sr. from Kankakee, IL

"Joy,Eric,and Family, Sorry for your lost, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers."

Marilyn and David Bald from Geneva il, IL

"Kathie, Joy and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your husband(father) and grandpa Was a great person. We always enjoyed the time we spent with him. Our prayers are with you all."

Rhonda McLarney from Hanover Park, IL

"I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your father is at peace now. And probably watching a Bears game take care love Rhonda of course I’m not a robot"

Ruth O'Brien from Oak Park, IL

"We were born only 4 months apart and grew up together. No one ever made me laugh as often or as hard as Dick. He was one-in-a-million. I adored him my whole life; I will cherish my first cousin forever. God bless you Kathi, Joy, Eric, Linnea, and Macy."

Rosemary Pesoli from Elmwood Park, IL

"Dear Kathy I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dick. I am sure you have a lot of wonderful memories to keep him near you. I remember what a wonderful person he was in high school and his obit sounds like he remained loving his whole life"

Dick and Pam(Kelso) Rodie from Duluth, GA

"Rodie and I were so sorry to hear of Carp's illness and passing. He was such a sweet, funny (sometimes grumpy😊) guy. Praying God's peace and comfort for you and your family in the days, weeks and months ahead. Love, PK and Rodie"

Dick and Pam (Kelso) Rodie from Duluth, GA

"Dear Kathie, Rodie and I were so sorry to hear of Carp's illness and passing. He was such a sweet, funny guy! Am praying God's peace and comfort for you and your family. Love, PK and Rodie"

Swanny from Grant Park, IL

"Carp and his unique sense of humor will be missed RIP brother. TSMF"

Evelyn G Koves from Elgin, IL

"Kathie, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband. Very sad time for you and your family. We all love you and want to help in any way we can."

Gene Everett from Franklun, KY

"My sincere condolences for your families loss. Carp was a great friend and was loved by many. RIP Brother."

Gary Brinkmeyer from Charleston, IL

"I was deeply saddened to learn of the all-too-soon passing of my friend and fellow Phi Sig. "Carp" was always looking for a way to get a "one up" on you and would teasingly laugh when his "I Gotcha" moment occurred. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. Sharon and I extend to you, Kathleen and family, our heartfelt sympathy on your loss. Rest In Peace, Brother!"

Dave and Mary Ann Carrell from IL - Campton Hills, IL

"Kathie and Family:Mary Ann and I join all of those who knew and loved Carp in offering you our sincere condolences on his passing. He was that unique person who made us all feel so good just being in his presence. He loved to play the grumpy old guy but he didn't fool any of us. He was just a big teddy bear. Rest in peace Brother of the Heart. You were one of the best of us all."

Paul Anderko from Rock hill, SC

"We all will miss Carp wit and sense of humor. Kathy I'm sorry for your loss. DICK is one of a kind and he was loved by many. God bless."

Ken and Linda Hovick from Ames, IA

"So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers!"

Ron “Ike” Eichhorn from Shorewood, IL

"My condolences to Kathy and the family. I will always remember Carp’s humor whenever we got together and that smirk on his face as seen in his picture above! Rest In Peace Brother🙏"

Ron “Ike” Eichhorn from Shorewood, IL

"My condolences to Kathy and the family: I will always remember Carp’s humor and the smirk on his face as seen in the above photo! Rest In Peace, Brother"

Bill Miller from X Mattoon, IL

"Kathie, so sorry to hear about Carp. We lived together in the apartments at EIU his senior year. He was a hoot! He was definitely a Brother of the Heart! My prayers are with you and your family.Brillo"

J. from Charleston, IL

"Kathy, So sorry to hear of your loss. Always, J."

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