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CARSTEDT, Pearl 1891-1978


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/16/2013 at 10:22:02

Mrs. Pearl L. Carstedt, 86, of Lincoln, died Sunday, November 5 at 8:45 p.m. in the Grundy County Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 in the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home at Grundy Center. Rev. Calvin W. Vanderwerf, pastor of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, officiated. Mrs. Raymond Appel played "How Great Thou Art" and "Beyond The Sunset" as organ interludes. Casket bearers were Paul Purvis, John Carstedt, Henry Zingg, Duane Sparenborg, Larry Rhinesmith and Merle Whitmire. Mrs. Larry Rhinesmith and Mrs. Merle Whitmire were floral attendants. Burial was in the Alice church cemetery, rural Conrad. Friends and relatives were invited to the Bethany Presbyterian Church following the committal service for lunch and fellowship.

She was born December 21, 1891 at Blain in Perry county, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Clark and Rebecca Rhea Herring. The family moved to Iowa in 1909 settling near Ivester. On November 11, 1911 she was united in marriage to Ralph Carstedt at Eldora. After their marriage the family lived in the Eldora, Conrad and Albion area. Mr. Carstedt preceded his wife in death August 1, 1923. She lived in Minnesota for a brief time before moving to Lincoln in the early 1930s. She was employed as housekeeper for several people.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, three sisters and four brothers.

She is survived by two sons, Rhea Carstedt of Lincoln, Keith Carstedt of Whitten, one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Margaret) Purvis, Grundy Center, two brothers, Wharton Rhinesmith of Beaman and Lee of Naples, Fla., one sister, Mrs. Clarence (Sarah) Iversen of Winter Haven, Fla.; 7 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


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