Bradley H. "Brad" Carpenter

Jan 6, 2018


2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel     


4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Kearns Funeral Service, Kimball Chapel


Burial will be held at a later date


To the family


Bradley H. “Brad” Carpenter, 59, of Waterloo, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Covenant Medical Center.

He was born June 29, 1958 in Waterloo, the son of Howard and Virginia McNeil Carpenter.

Brad attended Waterloo West High School and then served in the U.S. Army.

He married Kathy Schilling on July 17, 1993 in Waterloo.

Brad was the owner and operator of Brad Carpenter Construction.

Survived by his wife, Kathy Carpenter of Waterloo; four sons, Michael (Dana) Schilling of Waterloo, Robert (Kari) Thompson of Waterloo, Brent (Heather) Carpenter of Evansdale, and Phillip (Amber) Thompson of Waterloo; 19 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Barb (Pete) Christensen of Waterloo, Bev (Rich) Patterson of Colorado, and Brenda Richards of Colorado; and two brothers, Bruce (Laurie) Carpenter of Colorado and Blaine Carpenter of Waterloo.

Preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jonathan Thompson; a brother, Brian “Butch” Carpenter; father-in-law, Everoul Schilling; and a brother-in-law, Jack Richards.

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  1. Rich Patterson | Jan 15, 2018

    Thanks everyone for a great send-off for Bradley.  He was quite a strength for a good many people and many more than he would have likely expected.  We will miss him and send love and prayers for Cathy and her family during this time of transition. 

    Love from all of us in Colorado. 

  2. Mike and Kathy Costello | Jan 09, 2018

    Mike and I are so sorry to hear that Brad has passed away. We are very glad that when we were in Waterloo last December we got to visit with you guys. Brad has been a part of our lives for a very long time actually since teenage years it will be sad not to see him when we go back to Iowa. A huge loss he will be dearly missed.


    Mike & Kathy ...okc

  3. Tyler Trunnell | Jan 09, 2018
    Very sorry for your loss! I only knew Brad for a short time,  but it was obvious that he was an incredible man. I greatly enjoyed sitting and chit chatting and listening to his stories. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
  4. Nicole | Jan 09, 2018

    Uncle Brad-

    You mean more to Tyler and I than you will ever know! You were always the best story teller! Thank you for ALWAYS making us feel welcome! Thank YOU for raising my cousins helping to make them the men the are, and being the rock, best friend to my Aunt Kathy. You will always be in our hearts, even our dog max’s ;) (he really did like you) We love you! Nicole, Tyler and Max 

  5. Tina Bailey | Jan 08, 2018

    Kathy and family,

             I'm truly sorry for your loss. Brad was a great man and I'm glad I had the chance to know him. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. 

                                        Much Love,

                                              Tina Bailey.

  6. Tom | Jan 08, 2018

    This is so hard to believe! I will never forget Brad! He was a Great man, a brave man who would give you the shirt off his back. I still have a voice message from him on my phone. So glad we did the fishing  trip this year !!! Gonna Miss You, Buddy!!

    “All Righty Then”

  7. Tom | Jan 08, 2018
    Im gonna miss ya Brad! This has all caught us off guard and dazed. So Hard to Believe! You were good man that will live in the hearts of all your friends and especially your family. We will never forget you.  “All righty then”
  8. Harry Gustafson | Jan 08, 2018

    So glad we got reunited over the last 5 years. Our fishing trips were amazing and i never met a man that could tell a story like you--i tell everybody we would be in the boat at 7 am and you would start a story and finish it around 3 when we came in from fishing..Sure gonna miss you!!!!!!!!! My heart and prayers go out to your family;

    Love ya brother


  9. Benson Christopher | Jan 08, 2018
    Benson wanted me to tell you that he loves you!! Very much uncle brad and that you will be truly missed! And that hell always be your best buddy

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