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Marilyn L. Carpenter
(December 19, 1944 - January 26, 2012)

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Marilyn L. Carpenter

Marilyn L. Carpenter, age 67, of Cloquet, passed away Thursday, January 26, 2012 at Essentia Health Care in Duluth, surrounded by her family. She was born December 19, 1944 in Cloquet to William and Marie (Bear) Diver. Marilyn was a member of the Fond du Lac Reservation and enjoyed playing bingo, scrap booking, beading, making blankets, and dancing at Pow Wows. She was a very giving person and a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and godmother. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Peacock, Eugene Peacock, William Diver Jr., Norman Diver, Gene Diver, and Richard Diver. She is survived by two sons, Tim (Robin Diver) and William Carpenter; one brother, Charlin Diver; two sisters, Eleanor LaFave and Linda Olson; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Solots and Cathy Diver; 9 grandchildren, Stuart Diver, Christina Diver, Dominic Diver, Justice Carpenter, Jordan Diver, Brook Barney, Joshua Barney, Ashley Barney and Jacob Barney; 3 great-grandchildren, Aiyanna Lussier, Makiiy Diver and Allen Barney; numerous nieces, nephews; and her dog, “Buddy”; her best friends, Mike and Maxine Babineau, and numerous other friends. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 29, 2012 at Nelson Funeral Care in Cloquet. The visitation will resume on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service also at Nelson Funeral Care. Interment services will follow at New Holy Family Cemetery. The family has selected Nelson Funeral Care of Cloquet to assist them with arrangements. See their online guest book at


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