In Memory of

Hilda W. Carstens

December 12, 1922 - March 8, 2013
Hilda W. Carstens was born on December 12, 1922 to Andrew and Veronica (Cook) Reinert on a farm near Maryhill. She attended school in Maryhill through the 8th grade. On April 4, 1940 Hilda was united in marriage to Ernest Carstens; they were married for 65 years. They raised 10 children on a farm one and a half miles south of Quimby. In their retirement years, Ernie and Hilda lived in the town of Quimby for nearly 40 years. Hilda was an active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She actively participated in fundraising for the new building. She supported her community through various activities, visiting the sick and housebound. She enjoyed gardening, particularly her flowers. She enjoyed making quilts for her grandchildren and she enjoyed walking. She was a very loving mother and grandmother, always available to watch her grandchildren. Hilda had 112 direct descendents. She had 10 children, 30 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren. On March 8, 2013, Hilda, 90 years old, passed away suddenly and peacefully at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center with her family members by her bedside. She was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Carstens in 2005, her son, Joe in 1983, grandson, Steve Pratt, granddaughter, Kathryn Burns, sisters: Rose, Lorraine and Rita and brothers: LeRoy, Cyril, Clarence, Edward and Lawrence. Hilda is survived by her children: Roberta (Richard) Mitchell of Seattle, WA; Molly Hill of Quimby, Gary (Mary Jo) Carstens of Quimby; Bob (Dot) Carstens of Quimby; Richard Carstens of Quimby; Mary (Doug) Schau of Ida Grove; Donna (Tom) Burback of Storm Lake; Butch (Connie) Carstens of Quimby; Dave (Connie) Carstens of Cushing; Alvina (Norman) Groth of Rockford, IL who lived with the family through all of her high school years; a brother Vern (Vonnie) Reinert of Ankeny; sister, Carrie Reinert of Spencer; a sister-in-law, Bea Reinert of Marcus; many nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Dan Guenther
CASKET BEARERS
Lynda Fernholz Todd Carstens Dan Schau Paul Burback Christ Blake Brian Carstens Richard Carstens Jr.
VISITATION
Visitation will begin at 2PM Monday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 7PM prayer service Monday night at the funeral home.
MUSIC
INTERMENT
Quimby Cemetery Quimby, Iowa

Condolences

Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I am so very sorry for such a great loss. She will be missed by so many people. My deepest condolences goes out to all of her family and friends.”
- Pat (Ingersoll) Collins
Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“God Bless you Aunt Hilda family and all who loves you. I will miss you so much, you gave me so much love my deepest condolences to all your family”
- theresa Ingersoll -mergard
Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Your mom was a wonderful person! And our parents shared a friendship through all the years. And Roberta and Molly, I still remember our times together!”
- Marcia Tolzin lackey
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss..Loved Aunt Hilda. Love and hugs to all.....Debi”
- Debi Cartwright
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“CARRIE,IAM SORRY TO SEE HILDA PASSED AWAY .SHE ALWAYS SO CHEERFUL AND FUN TO VISIT ABOUT OLD TIMES AT MARYHILL ,THERE ARE NOT MANY OF US LEFT .PRAY YOU ARE DOING OK.HELEN MENDT
- Helen MENDT
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“To the carstens family. We are sorry to here of the loss of your mother. I'm sure you all have many good memories that you will share at family get togethers. I'm sure she will be missed.
Dan and Shirley Nielsen Torrance,Ca.
- Dan Nielsen
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I extend my deepest condolences to the family of Hilda Cartens. She was one of the most incredible people I had the privilege of knowing & loving. She was an inspiration to me as a young Christian back in the 80s and I will forever cherish the countless miles I walked along side this precious lady while sharing our faith and love of Christ. Her friendship was a gift that I still draw from today. She was my friend and I will forever hold her friendship dear to my heart. God bless every member of the Carstens family!”
- Dori Rivera
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I extend my deepest condolences to the entire Carstens family. Mrs. Carstens was one of the most incredible people I had the privilege of knowing & loving. She was an inspiration to me as a young Christian in the 80s and I will forever cherish the countless miles I walked along side this precious lady while sharing our faith and love of Christ. Her friendship was a gift that I still draw from today. She was my friend and I will forever hold her friendship dear to my heart. God bless every of the Carstens family!”
- Dori Rivera
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“You have my sympathy. Hilda was a very special friend, we shared many very good spiritual times together. She was so fortunate to be able to spend 90 years living by herself, taking care of herself, then go on to her heavenly reward after such a short time in the hospital with her family by her side.
I'm so sorry I was unable to attend her funeral, I was still snowed in. Roberta, I so regret not being able to see you, and all your family.
God bless all of you, and grant you His peace and comfort.

Love to all, Delora Mitchell”
- Delora J. Mitchell
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Many good memories come to mind when thinking of Hilda. She was such a wonderful person. You all have some beautiful memories of her. Keep them close. ”
- Marcia (Wych) and Larry Stone
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Hilda always had a smile and a hello. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family for your loss.”
- Randy, Ruth, Chad and Gaige Reusch
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“My sincere condolences to the Carstens family; my dad, Vern Reinert; and Aunt Carrie. May memories comfort you. Aunt Hilda was a warm and classy lady. I remember her hugs.
- Johnette M. (Reinert) Sigwarth
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Have wonderful memories of Hilda. She was a special Mom friend to all of us.”
- Karen King Orrell
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Our sympathy to all the Carstens family. Although we didn't know your mom very well, she was always a joy to visit with. Prayers to all of you.
Cathy Smith and Bill Stover”
- Cathy L. Smith
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE CARSTENS FAMILY. HILDA WAS A WONDERFUL WOMAN, AND WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.”
- Linda @Don Meyer
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.”
- Mary Sue Reinert Kulpins and Familty
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I have been thinking about your family as you mourn the loss of a wonderful women. Although I never met her, Lisa has shared great memories of growing up just a few doors down from her grandma. I'll be saying prayers for you all as you say good-bye. Take care.”
- TIffany Guetzlaff (Lisa Borglum's friend)
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry for your loss. God Bless.”
- Karen and Kim Aduddell
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest condolence to my class mate Roberta and to the entire Carstetens family. My wife Judy also sends her condolences. Judy talked a lot about Hilda after their first meeting her in 2006 at a class reunion, and a brief re-reunion in 2012. Mrs Carstens is now re-united with her husband Ernest, a wonderful man!”
- Robert (Bob) C. Stratton
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Hilda was a wonderful friend. She helped me through many tough times back in the day. She will continue to live in my heart & through the friendship with Molly. She has touched the face of God and know she always looked forward to that moment. God Bless.
- Dorie Regennitter
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“Dearest Roberta, you told us you had a feeling your Mom was nearing the time of being called home to God. Our hearts and prayers are with you in this time of loss and legacy celebrating of the life of your dear Mom.”
- Kathleen Shannon Dorcy
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the entire Carstens family. Hilda was a wonderful woman. She leaves a great legacy with each of you.”
- Roxy Eubank
Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM
“I have alot of memories about this beautiful women from sitting behind her and her family in mass to living beside her in Quimby. Words can not express the way we feel for Hilda. Everynight I will look out my window and see her smiling back at me... saying I love you. God Bless her and her family.”
- Carol & Rich Wych
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