Carole J. Carpenter

Carole Jeanne Carpenter (nee Weber) entered into eternal life Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at age 71, after a courageous and hardfought battle with cancer. She was an extraordinary example of strength and grace!

Carole was the beloved wife of Barry Carpenter for 27 years; loving daughter to Fae Weber and the late Joe Weber of Pewaukee; loving sister to Jan Bureta of Pewaukee and Larry (Sandy) Weber of Waukesha; beloved stepmother to Scott (Debbie) Carpenter of Pewaukee and Sue (Tom) Beranek of Oconomowoc; and a loving grandmother to many. She was also a very special aunt and "second mother" to Theresa (Peter) Skrove of Delafield, Mike Bureta of Mukwonago, Doug Bureta of Pewaukee, Ahnna Weber and Adam Weber. She was a beloved sister-in-law to Arlin and Willetta Carpenter of Oconomowoc and Charles and Jelayne Jorgenson of Wheat Ridge, Colo. She is further survived by many other cherished friends and relatives.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her dear brother-in-law, Tom Bureta.

Carole was born in Waukesha and lived life to the fullest. She loved to travel, bowl and golf. She was the first woman to bowl a "sanctioned" 700 series in Waukesha County and was inducted into the Waukesha Bowling Hall of Fame in 1981. Carole was a legal secretary for more than 35 years. She worked for Waukesha County District Attorney Roger Murphy shortly after graduating from high school and worked more than 25 years at the law firm of Otjen & Van Ert, S.C., in Milwaukee. Carole was an active member of Galilee Lutheran Church in Pewaukee.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Galilee Lutheran Church, N24-W26430 Crestview Drive, Pewaukee. All are welcome to arrive between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to greet the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Galilee Lutheran Church, The Salvation Army of Waukesha, Waukesha Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Center, Wheaton Franciscan Hospice/Circle of Life Foundation or any charity desired.

Yonke & Son Funeral Home of Pewaukee, 691-1900, is serving the family.