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Chuck Carper 1949 - 2019
Chuck Carper 1949 - 2019

Chuck Carper, 69, passed away Jan. 29, 2019, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. He was born June 21, 1949, at Palo Alto, Calif. to James Victor and Mildred (Beach) Carper. He married Geraldine Ruble Feb. 3, 197, at Great Bend. She survives. 

Having previously resided in LaCrosse, Dodge City and Garden City, Chuck has been a Great Bend resident since 2007. He was employed for many years in truck sales and service, having recently worked for Doonan Peterbilt of Great Bend. Chuck was an avid golfer and sports fan, played slow pitch softball and enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling. He loved his family and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandkids. 

Survivors include, his wife, Geraldine “Gerri” Carper of the home; one son, Brett Carper and his wife Kari of Great Bend; one daughter, Jennifer Fischer and her husband Tom of Hudson; two sisters, Vicki Kerns and her husband Steve of Maize and Tammi Jo Sramek and her husband Joe of LaCrosse; three grandchildren, Braylee Carper, Brecklynn Carper and Braxton Fischer. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Mildred Carper; and infant twin grandsons, Austin and Wyatt Fischer.  

There will be no viewing as cremation has taken place. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Bryant Funeral Home, with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at Grace Community Church in Great Bend, with Pastor Jay Beuoy and Pastor Don Paden presiding. Inurnment will be in the La Crosse City Cemetery, La Crosse. Memorials are suggested to the FHSU Foundation to benefit the Kansas Wetlands Education Center, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 1, 2019