Van Meter

November 28, 1926- January 26, 2014

Paul Carpenter passed away on January 26, 2014 at Edgewater Retirement Home in West Des Moines where he had been a resident for the past two years.

Paul LeRoy Carpenter, the son of Fred and Edna (Rochat) Carpenter, was born on November 28, 1926 near Paris, Missouri. Paul graduated from Van Meter High School in 1943, and he attended one semester at ISU.

He was past secretary of the Van Meter school board; a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Van Meter United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 403, and a Mason.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife Marie in 2009, his brother Robert Carpenter, and his son-in-law, Daniel McNace.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM. Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Van Meter. Burial with Honors will be at Van Meter Cemetery. Friends may call after Noon Wednesday, January 29th at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel, where family will greet friends 5 to 7 PM., with prayer service at 7 PM.

Memorial contributions can be directed to the Van Meter United Methodist Church or to the Van Meter American Legion Post #403. Online condolences may be left at