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Daniel James Carpenter

October 10, 1948 — September 30, 2023

Daniel “Dan” James Carpenter, age 74 of Oshkosh, passed away from natural causes at his residence on Saturday, September 30, 2023. He was born in Oshkosh, WI on October 10, 1948 to the late Melvin and Helen (Coats) Carpenter. Dan was united in marriage on October 11, 1969 to Patricia Felker, and together they had three children.


Dan began his music teaching career in Pulaski, WI, where he taught for four years. In 1974, he moved back to Oshkosh, where he would continue teaching music for the next 28 years. At Oshkosh North High School, he excelled at producing musicals and directing the madrigal singers. He spent the latter part of his career at the elementary school level, where he composed many of his own songs for the kids to sing at concerts. Dan inspired many young people to discover an enjoyment for music. He was also proud to serve the city of Oshkosh on the Board of Appeals and the Library Board.


In his younger years, Dan liked to spend time outdoors fishing and hunting. He enjoyed watching Wisconsin sports and spending time at his Northwoods cottage with his family, friends, and four-legged son, Wynston. He loved all the holidays, especially Halloween and Christmas, when he would entertain the neighborhood with his spectacular yard decorations. Most of all, he loved being around his children and grandchildren, who enjoyed listening to his many amusing stories.


Dan is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia; children, Andrea, Katy, and Spike (Heather) Carpenter; grandchildren, Marlee Rose Misco, Dominic Mueller, Eleanore Duzinske, and Henry, Hazel, and Charlotte Carpenter; four-legged son, Wynston; brother-in-law, Tom Verkuilen; brother-in-law, Ron Felker; sister-in-law, Diane (Tom) Ducklow; aunt, Beverly Coats; nephew, Tim Verkuilen; niece, Amy (Billy) Struensee; as well as many additional nieces, nephews, and cousins.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jeane Verkuilen and parents-in-law, Henry and Eleanore Felker.


A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 5, 2023 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home-Westside, 100 Lake Pointe Dr and will resume on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 9:00 am, with the funeral service to follow at 10:00 am. Interment will take place at the Rushford Cemetery in Omro.


In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dan can be made to the Langlade County Humane Society in Antigo, WI.


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Visitation

Friday, October 6, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 6, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes Westside

100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI 54904

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