American Veteran 06

Jack Erwin Carder

April 3, 1932 ~ May 31, 2020 (age 88)


Jack Erwin Carder, age 88 of Ottumwa, formerly of Batavia, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2020.

Jack will be cremated and there will be no service at this time.  A memorial has been established in Jack’s name and can be mailed to Bill and Rosemary Carder, 19025 Hwy 69, Indianola, IA 50125.

Jack was born April 2, 1932, in Sac City, Iowa to Walter and Dorothy (Penniman) Carder.  He married Della Canady on August 10, 1978 in Missouri. 

Jack served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.  He lived in Batavia over 20 years, Cherokee Village, AR for 15 years, Fairfield 4 years and for the last two years in Ottumwa.  He worked 20 years for John Morrell and retired with over 20 years from John Deere.  Jack was a member of the Ottumwa Legion and Eagles.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan.  After he retired from John Deere, he and Della traveled the US with their camper. 

Jack will be missed by his wife of 41 years, Della Carder of Ottumwa; his children, Dennis (Shellie) Carder of Quartzsite, AZ, Kathy (Richard) Turner of Panama City, FL, Bill (Rosemary) Carder of Indianola, IA and Teresa Fiedler of Milton, IA; 6 grandchildren, Gina (Dan) Sedore of Eldon, IA, Angela (Jeremy) Youngers of Waukee, IA, Louis (Nichole) Pelsoni of Grand Island, NY, Alex Carder of Ames, IA, Alison (Brad) Young of Polk City, IA, Heather (Patrick) Snyder of Ames, IA; 8 great grandchildren; his siblings, Ron “Tobe” Carder of Ottumwa, IA, Richard (Carolyn) Carder of Murfreesboro, TN and Connie (Ron) Black of Ottumwa, IA.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Dorothy Carder; and his sister, Aurelia McDowell.

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