Kathy (Kern) Carpentier, age 72, of Faribault, MN, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Three Links Care Center Reflections Suite in Northfield, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Christ The King Catholic Church in Medford, MN with Fr. James Starasinich, officiating. Interment will be at the Resurrection Cemetery in Medford.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Parker Kohl Funeral Home, 1725 Lyndale Ave. N., Faribault, and on Friday from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the church.
Kathy Nancy was born on November 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 November 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, MN, a collections agent in St. Paul, the Holiday Inn, Albert Lea, Lunds & Byerlys, and at Kerry Foods in Blue Earth, MN. 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.