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CARSTENSEN, Friedrich B. 1909-1998


Posted By: Tena Schroeder
Date: 1/6/2016 at 00:02:26

Friedrich Broder Carstensen
Schleswig Leader, Schleswig, Iowa
December 31, 1998

Friedrich Broder Carstensen was born July 26, 1909 the son of Jens and Margaretha Petersen Carstensen. He died at the Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek, Iowa, Sunday, December 20, 1998 at the age of eighty-nine.

Friedrich was born in Bordelum, Germany. He was baptized in Christ in the Evangelical Church in Bordelum, August 22, 1909 by Pastor Toedt and later confirmed on April 13, 1924. He received his education and farmed with his family in Germany, before moving to America in 1930.

He also farmed with his family in America and then entered the United States Army, serving his country for five years.

On February 25, 1949, Friedrich was united in marriage to Elsie Petersen Schroeder in Schleswig, Iowa by Rev. Friedrich Weise. The couple settles on a farm four miles north of Schleswig.

Friedrich was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Schleswig. He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather., who enjoyed spending time with his family. Friedrich will always be remembered by his saying, "Always go forward, never go backwards".

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Johann and Hans, and two sisters, Lena Carstensen and Anna Harder. Survivors include his wife, Elsie of Ida Grove; two sons, Wayne Schroeder and his wife, Carolyn of Ida Grove; Jens Carstensen of Sioux City; one daughter, Janice Nemitz and her husband, David of Denison; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Carsten Carstensen; one sister, Inge Carstensen, both of Ida Grove; many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 1998 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa, with Rev. Merle Mahnken officiating. Interment was in the Morgan Cemetery, Schleswig. Sharon Thompson was the organist with congregational hymns being "What a Friend We Have in Jesus", "Let All Together Praise Our God" ,and " I Know That My Redeemer Lives".

Pallbearers were Daniel Schroeder, Dean Schroeder, Gaylord Boeck, Timothy Stoppel, Darryl Petersen, and Alan Nemitz.

The family invited everyone in attendance to join them in fellowship and lunch served by the Ladies Aid. Arrangements were made under the direction of the Huebner Funeral Home of Schleswig.


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