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Richard  Craig Karpin
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Richard Karpin, age 71, of Boone, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Boone County Hospital.

A Funeral Service will be Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall in Boone with Captain Pam Kasten officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery.

Richard ‘Rich’ Craig Karpin was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1947, the son of Paul and Alicia (Hoffman) Karpinski. He attended High School at Oliver High in Pittsburgh and earned his GED in Fort Dodge. He attended DMACC at the Boone Campus and Kingsway College of Theology. Over the years, Rich was employed as a dispatcher for Boone County Communications, at the Work Activity Center at Good Connections, as a supervisor at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He also worked as a custodian for Johnson Community Schools, DMACC Boone Campus and the Westhaven Community in Boone and owned and operated CCO Pest Control in Boone. He enlisted in the US Navy and served during the Vietnam War. On July 4, 2004, Rich married Sharon Ann Dehn in Boone, Iowa. Rich enjoyed singing and playing guitar for nursing homes, giving bibles to schools with the Gideons and loved his time on Boone Biblical Radio. He was a member of Gideons International, Iowa for Israel and The Salvation Army in Boone.

He is preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, David and Robbie Karpinski, Jackie Gibbons and Jill Faulkner. Rich is survived by his wife, Sharon, of Boone; son, Kenny Karpin of Des Moines; six step-children, Don, Randy, and Jessica Cox of Boone, John Roden and Debbie Yoder of Des Moines and Terry Christenson of Kansas; twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel on Thursday, June 27, 2018, from 5 until 7 p.m. at which time the family will be present.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Gideons International and The Salvation Army in Boone.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

At this time the family will be present

Funeral Service




10:30 AM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

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Linwood Park Cemetery

609 Forrest Ave
Boone, IA 50036


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