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Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals

6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN

OBITUARY

Michael L. "Mike" Carpenter

July 28, 1950August 24, 2020
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Michael L. “Mike” Carpenter, 70, of Fort Wayne passed away on Monday, August 24, 2020. He was born on July 28, 1950 in Fort Wayne to Donald and Rose (Bolton) Carpenter. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Mike and his brother Al enjoyed working together on his 1937 Cadillac. They called themselves “two men and a garage.” He frequented car shows with his family. He also enjoyed spending his time feeding birds and tinkering on all sorts of projects. He will be fondly remembered as a caring person and one that would literally give you the shirt off his back. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Vickie; daughters, Wendy Millhouse, Tammy (Dy’Juan) Barnes, and Michelle (Brandon) Bland; 11 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; sister, Diane Blessing; brother, Alan (Deb) Carpenter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in passing was his sister, Carol Graft; and brother, Ron Carpenter, Sr. A funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home for Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Rd., Fort Wayne with viewing beginning at 1:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the family, c/o Vickie Carpenter.

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  • To the Family, c/o Vickie Carpenter

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 5, 2020

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Michael L. "Mike" Carpenter

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Tammy Barnes

August 30, 2020

Dad I will always love you and miss you, you were the best father anyone could ever ask for. You will be greatly missed. I love you always Dad. Tammy

christa allen

August 30, 2020

I am so deeply sorry for your loss

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