NORTH WEBSTER – Dilon Robert Carpenter, 12, of Columbia City, passed away at 7:44 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2021, at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

He was born on July 7, 2008, in Warsaw, to Robert Nickolas “Nick” Carpenter and Shawn Marie Knafel. He lived in the Columbia City area most of his life, attended Indian Springs Middle School in Columbia City and attended the Church of Christ in Columbia City.

He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Shawn and Jason Hierholzer, of Columbia City; father and stepmother, Nick and Meghan Carpenter, of Syracuse; siblings: Bryant Hierholzer, Eleanor Hierholzer, Joanna Hierholzer and Griffin Carpenter; maternal grandparents: Ashley Knafel, of Syracuse; Floyd and Jill Knafel, of Syracuse; and Jack and Joyce Hierholzer, of Columbia City; paternal grandparents: Victoria and Todd Wissinger, of Syracuse; and Mike and Krista Jones, of Wawaka; maternal great-grandparents, Bill and Ruth Hartman, of Syracuse; paternal great-grandparent, Ruthann Richter, of Wawaka; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Cynthia Knafel; and paternal grandfather, Gordon Carpenter.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 9 at Owen Family Funeral Home, Ind. 13 and CR 500N, North Webster. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. on Sunday in the funeral home, with Pastor Jack Hierholzer officiating. Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. Ind. 15, Warsaw.


Preferred memorials may be given to the Dilon Carpenter Funeral Fund, c/o Owen Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 72, North Webster, in 46555.

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