Obituary: William Richard Carpenter


February 23, 2024

William "Weazer" Carpenter was taken, too soon, from this world on Feb. 20, 2024. Even until his last day, he made people smile and laugh, as he did most days of his life. Weazer had a magnetic personality that drew people to him. His charisma is just one of the reasons he was loved by so many. He had a zest for life and lived each day as a party. Weazer enjoyed working on small engines. He was also an incredibly talented musician and singer. One of his favorite spots was down by the river.

William was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Carpenter; one brother, Tim Diver; his maternal grandparents, William Sr. and Marie Diver; and numerous aunts and uncles. He is survived by his pride and joy, his son, Justice Carpenter; father, Wilbert "Duke" (Clarice) Hietala Jr .; one brother, Michael (Brenda) LaFave; uncle, Charlin Diver; aunt, Eleanore "Ching" LaFave; stepbrother, Christian Thygeson; stepsister, Jill Erickson; special friend and brother, Ryan Paulson; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A special thank-you to the Essentia Health-St. Mary's Medical Center nurses, Nic and Nolan.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. An inurnment service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at New Holy Family Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will be held 12-3 p.m., also on Saturday, at the Fond du Lac Head Start gymnasium.

Pine Knot News, Feb. 23, 2024


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