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Kathy Carpentier, 72

Aug 11, 2019

Kathy Carpentier

Faribault Kathy (Kern) Carpentier, age 72, of Faribault, passed away Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 at the Three Links Care Center Reflections Suite in Northfield.

Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at Christ The King Catholic Church, in Medford, Fr. James Starasinich, officiated. Interment was at the Resurrection Cemetery in Medford.

Kathy Nancy was born on Nov. 28, 1946, in Faribault, to John and Doris (Chavie) Kern. She graduated from Marian High School in Owatonna, and the Austin Community College with an associate’s degree in accounting and business administration. Kathy was married to Carl A. Shold on Nov. 12, 1965. They were later divorced and he preceded her in death in 1989. Kathy worked many places in her career, including Federated Insurance in Owatonna, with her husband Carl in his Blacksmith and Carbody Repair and Paint Shop. Other work included as a security guard for Pinkertons at Wilson Food Plant, St. John’s Nursing Home, The Shepherd’s Inn in Wells, a collections agent in St. Paul, the Holiday Inn, Albert Lea, Lunds & Byerlys, and at Kerry Foods in Blue Earth. Kathy was married to Lawrence “Bud” Carpentier on July 1, 2000; he preceded her in death in 2007. She enjoyed nature, being outside, bicycling in Albert Lea, and calligraphy.

She is survived by nine siblings, Ralph (Shirley) Kern, Ronald (Peggy) Kern, Joyce Sammon (special friend, Richard Lalonde), Marjorie (Ray) Schmidt, Harlan Kern, Mary (Ed) Zuranski, Sharon (Jim) Gray, Martin (Cindy) Kern, and Kenneth (Lisa) Kern; 23 nieces and nephews; numerous great nieces and nephews; special great niece, Emily Kern; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Carl Shold and Lawrence “Bud” Carpentier; parents, John (2003) and Doris (1999); brother, Johnny Kern (1956); premature son, Hans Olar Shold (1968); special friend, Will Lehman; brothers-in-law, Clem Sammon and Lowell Peterson; and sister-in-law, Renee Kern.

For online tributes and further information, please visit www.ParkerKohlFuneralHome.com.