Richard Carpenter

SAN DIEGO The memorial service was Jan. 11 in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, San Diego, for Richard Carpenter, 81, San Diego, formerly of Arnegard and Dickinson, who died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, in his home.

He was born Sept. 22, 1931, to Louis and Frances Carpenter, in Fargo. He served in the Army from 1945 to 1965 including in Korea and southeast Asia. He served in the Army Reserve from 1965 to 1987. He participated in covert actions for the Army and CIA for many years.

He married Kunigunda Schuhlein and she died after 40 years of marriage. He married Betty Jane Deger in 1991.

Survivors: wife; daughters, Sieglinde Carpenter, San Diego, Ruth Thurston, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sons, John, La Mesa, Calif., Richard, El Cajon, Calif.; and his stepdaughter, Karen Burr, and stepson, Scott Clapper, both of San Diego.

(Featheringill Mortuary, San Diego)