Funeral service for Bethel Professor to be held Saturday

Funeral service for Eugene Carpenter will be held Saturday July 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Everest/Rohrer Auditorium at Bethel College.

Theocal college and the community are mourning the loss of their popular Mishawaka professor.

Carpenter, 69, drowned Monday afternoon at Kirk Lake in Penn Township. Police say that carpenter was launching a boat when it drifted away ... He drowned in his attempt to swim out and catch it.

Carpenter was an accomplished professor and publisher at Bethel College .

He was the head of the Theological Studies Graduate Program.

Bethel students and faculty say Carpenter leaves quite a legacy behind.

“Everybody that's had Dr. Carpenter just really understood his passion for what he was doing,” said Bethel student Stephen Gresso. “He was doing what he loved the most.”

“I would say gene represented everything we wanted a bethel college faculty member to be,” said Dr. Steven R. Cramer, Bethel College President. “If you wanted to say, what does a Bethel College faculty member look like? You would hold up Gene Carpenter.”


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