Louis “Lou” Carpenter
January 13, 1927 – September 28, 2018
Louis Carpenter, age 91, a longtime resident of both Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2018.
He was married to Barbara J. Carpenter (deceased 2016) and is survived by 5 children plus spouses; 6 grandchildren plus spouses; and 4 great grandchildren. Lou was the owner of a Duraclean Carpet Cleaning franchise, a member of Rotary and Kiwanis, and a longtime driver for Silver Key and Meals on Wheels.
Lou was in a church choir since the age of 5 and continued in Colorado at the Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs, where he also helped to run the food pantry. Woodworking was a favorite hobby and he always had some project in the works. One of his true loves was bike riding, and he enjoyed riding the many trails in Colorado Springs. He had a strong love for family and every August managed to get the whole family together at their home in Manitou Springs.
Lou was born in Evanston, Illinois. Growing up in Winnetka, Illinois he attended Horace Mann Elementary School, Skokie School, New Trier High School and Northwestern University. He was a WW2 veteran and then worked in the life insurance business in Chicago and later as a salesman for Nibot Corporation before moving to Colorado in 1971.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, October 5, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Community Congregational Church of Manitou Springs, 103 Pawnee Ave, Manitou Springs.