Julianne H. Carpentier

July 25, 1922 - March 9, 2019

Julianne H. Carpentier, age 96, of  New Market, died peacefully with her family present on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Northfield Hospital.  Julianne was born on July 25, 1922 in Jordan, MN to Guido and Lena (Lambrecht) Wermerskirchen. She graduated from St. John the Baptist Elementary School and Jordan High School.  She was employed as a records file clerk for Minneapolis Honeywell for 4 ½ years during WWII.  Following the war, she married the love of her life, Roger A. “Carp” Carpentier on November 26, 1945 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan. The couple resided in Mason City, Iowa for four years prior to moving to New Prague in 1951 and then finally to New Market in 1954.


Julianne was a woman of deep faith and she was involved in volunteer work for her church and community throughout her life.  She counted numerous priests as personal friends and was involved in the sponsorship of future priests during their seminary experiences.  She was a member of the church choir at St. Nicholas for 32 years and a member of Christian Mothers Ladies Guild. Her volunteerism extended into the community throughout the area.  She was involved with Friends of the Library for the New Market library and she was a charter member of the Queen of Peace Hospital Auxiliary for 25 years and received the award for Auxilian of the Year in 1991-1992.


Julianne’s greatest legacy was her dedication to her family.  She had an indomitable spirit and strength in both character and the fierce love she gave her family.  Her focus in life was taking care of and loving them. Her grandchildren always felt that they were the singularly most important person in the world when they were in her presence.  She thoroughly enjoyed playing the piano with them and everything musical.


Julianne is survived by her children, Steven (Deborah) Carpentier of Faribault, Nancy Roering (Larry Clark) of Melrose, Susan Carpentier of Maple Grove, Paulette (Larry) Siedow of Shorewood, Thomas Carpentier of Elko New Market; daughter-in-law, Mary Pat Carpentier of Northfield; sisters-in-law, Myrna & Marilyn Wermerskirchen both of Jordan; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Roger “Carp” on October 9, 1995; son Kevin; son-in-law, Thomas Roering; siblings, Walter (Evelyn), Roman (Ruth), Melvin (Loretta), Viola (Art Deutsch), Ralph, Paul.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 18, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in New Market with Father Patrick Barnes officiating.  Visitation will take place Sunday from 3-7 PM at Bruzek Funeral Home and at church 1 hour prior to Mass.  Burial will occur in the church cemetery followed by lunch in the church basement.


The family wishes to thank Pleasant View Estates, Moments Hospice, and the nurses at the Northfield Hospital for their loving and compassionate care.

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Betty J McAndrews

What a sad day when we heard of Auntie Julianne’s passing. She always amazed me how she kept track of not only her nieces and nephews but her grand nieces and nephews. That knowing expressed so much caring for her entire family. Now she is in heaven with Uncle Carp, Kevin, her parents, siblings and the many relatives and friends she loved so dearly. Prayers and love to each of you as you grieve the loss of such a wonderful mother.
Love always,
Joe and Betty McAndrews

Ty and Jane Sagalow

Our greatest sympathies for your loss.

With Love

Ty and Jane Sagalow

Bev Seurer

Carpentier children,
Your mother was such a kind and warm person, she will be missed.
Until we meet again julieanne.

Hip Schmitz

My sympathy to all the carp kids. Julie raised a great family. Proud to live up the street from the Carps.

Linda Mayerhofer

Dear Carpentier Family There is a huge hole in our hearts from the loss of Aunt Julianne. She was an amazing woman who had a sharp mind and loved conversation and laughter. I always tried to send her a comical birthday card which we could then have a good chuckle together about I know she is having a big reunion in heaven with her dear family members. God bless you all for the great care you gave her all these years. You don’t get to 96 without a loving family of caregivers. Job well done. With deepest sympathy Dave and… Read more »

Cheryl Perry Wermerskirchen

Julianne was so sweet. I don’t go to Minnesota very often but when I saw her she always remembered me. She always had a big hug for me and a smile on her face. She was such a caring person with a heart of gold. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Mike Remes

Dear Carpentier Childern,
I just read your mothers obituary. She was a wonderful woman. I always enjoyed talking to her and hearing her tell me about you. I send you my warmest thoughts and hope that in some small measure they may help you with your grief.
Mike Remes