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CARPENTER, Erwin, Dr. 1909-1975

CARPENTER, ERWIN, FOUT

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/17/2016 at 10:12:11

Erwin Carpenter Died Sunday

Erwin Carpenter, who was born and raised in Grundy Center, died at his home in Niantic, Connecticut Sunday morning, March 9. He had been playing in a tennis tournament at an indoor court when he became ill and died of an apparent heart attack.

A memorial service is being held at Niantic. The body is being cremated, and in May the remains will be brought to Grundy Center for burial.

Erwin, the son of Dr. L. H. and May Erwin Carpenter, was born in Grundy Center, Iowa April 10, 1909. He would have been 66 years of age next month. He graduated from the Grundy Center high school in 1926 and Cornell college in 1930. Erwin received his Ph.D from Columbia University in New York in 1933. From the time of his graduation up to a few years ago when he retired he had been employed as a research chemist with American Cyanamid.

He was married to Gertrude Fout, who lived in Grundy Center with her sister, Mrs. Carl Court.

Erwin was a zealous tennis player from the time he was a young boy. His father had a tennis court built on the lot back of his office, and Erwin and his friends spent many happy years on that court.

Survivors include his wife, Gertrude, one daughter Ann, who lives near home, two sons, Craig of Chicago and Robert in California, and a sister, Mrs. Helen Carpenter Newberg of Madison, Wis. Dr. J. E. Rose is a brother-in-law.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 March 1975, sec 3, pg 3

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Erwin Carpenter Committal Service

A committal service was held at the Grundy Center cemetery Monday morning, May 19 for Erwin Carpenter, 66, of Niantic, Connecticut who died March 19 from an apparent heart attack. Rev. John Latta, pastor of the United Methodist church, officiated.

A memorial service following his death was held at Niantic after cremation.

Erwin was playing tennis at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife Gertrude (Petey), two sons, one daughter, a sister and Dr. J. E. Rose, brother-in-law.

The son, Craig Carpenter of Chicago, and sister, Helen Carpenter Newberg of Madison, Wis. joined the immediate family at the committal service.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 22 May 1975, pg 2


 

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