In Memory of

Robert Matthew Carstens

October 31, 1968 - March 1, 2018
From: Holstein, IA

Robert Carstens, 49, of Holstein, formerly of Quimby, died on March 1, 2018, among the farmlands that he loved to tend.

 Rob was born on October 31, 1968 to Dot and Bob Carstens in Cherokee, Iowa. He graduated from Willow High School in 1987. He had two children, his girlfriend and her sons that he loved more than anything. He enjoyed farming, especially calving time. Outside of farm work, Rob enjoyed cooking, fishing, helping with the St. Mary’s Booster Club and spending time with family and friends.

 Many people have been left to cherish his memory, his two children; Connor and Courtney; his parents, Dot and Bob; his brothers Todd, John and his wife Megan and their two kids Kipton and Kennedi; his girlfriend Amy Peuse, her sons Abraham, Jack and Jonathan. He was preceded in death by his grandparents John and Alice Todd and Ernie and Hilda Carstens and Uncle Joseph Carstens.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations are made to Storm Lake St. Mary’s Catholic Schools.

SERVICES
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, IA.
OFFICIATING
Father Michael Cronin
VISITATION
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Storm Lake St. Mary's Catholic School.
INTERMENT
Quimby Cemetery
Quimby, Iowa

Condolences

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10:25 AM
“Having to say good bye to someone you Love is never easy. We hope it helps to know that we are thinking of you and the whole family. With deepest sympathy are hearts go out to you.”
- Margaret, Chanel, Stan & Nancy Finzen
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:50 PM
“Very sad to hear of the passing of Robbie. He was always 'Todd's lil Brother' to me. His laugh n smile were always part of his presence. Peace be with Robbie n his family. ”
- Jesse Escue
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:50 PM
“We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!”
- Gary & Holly Graham
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:50 PM
“ Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very challenging time. Uncle Vern”
- Vern and LaVonne Reinert
Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 3:50 PM
“So very sorry to hear of this. Thoughts and prayers with all of you.”
- Vicki (huck) Simpson
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 10:51 AM
“Bob and Dot
So very sorry for you and your families. Our thoughts and prayers be with you all. ”
- Doug and Janet Brown
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 10:51 AM
“we,re saddened to hear about rob sorry foryour loss may god be with you”
- renay&seanclark
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 10:51 AM
“I am so very sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. It breaks my heart. ”
- Beth Clark
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 10:51 AM
“So sorry for your loss.”
- Wendy Samuelson
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 10:51 AM
“My heart is saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you!”
- Sherry (Stevenson) Lucas
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our prayers. ”
- Connie Snyder and family
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“Bob & Dot,
I can't begin to imagine how hard this is for you. We are Truly sorry. If there is anything we can do, Please let us know. Our prayers are with you and the whole family. ”
- Judy & Bob Carlson
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“My sincerest sympathy. May you find comfort in your memories. ”
- Terri (Wright) Chester
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“Thinking of you all and praying for your families. Love, Brenna”
- Brenna Franken
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“So sorry to hear of your familys loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, Randy Reusch and family”
- Randy Reusch and family
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“So sorry for your loss ! Sending Prayers !”
- Maggie Reyes
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“Courtney & Conner, You have our deepest sympathy! You and your entire family are in our prayers.
Conner, no matter what, you are a part of our Goettsch Family, so know that any of our homes are open to you and Courtney.
May God be with you in this difficult time. Love, Kurt, Amy, Laura, Katherine, & Anna Pautsch ”
- Kurt & Amy Pautsch
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“Connor, Courtney, and the Carsten Family,
You have our deepest condolences during this time. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Elizabeth & Lucas Else”
- Elizabeth & Lucas Else
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 12:16 PM
“You have our deepest sympathy.”
- Steven and Diane Frank
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:28 PM
“Bob, Dot and family, I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you walk through this very difficult time. Know I think of you. My sincerest sympathies. Donna”
- Donna May Schau
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:28 PM
“My thoughts & prayerd are with you at this difficult time.”
- Twyla Garnmeister
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:28 PM
“Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain.”
- Tena Putzier Cardozatobar
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:28 PM
“I graduated with Rob at Willow High School. He was always kind, never had a hateful bone in his body, and loved life, and was someone I am honored to call my friend. I loved his bright and shining spirit and that's what he brought everyday. I don't believe there was anyone who didn't meet him that couldn't say he wasn't special. Rob and everyone in our class are devastated that one of God's angels isn't here physically, but will always remain in our hearts forever. My mind is devestated at the very thought of Rob not being here to brighten our days with his smile and wit. I will never forget him, because he was unforgettable.”
- Lloyd McKibban Jr
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:28 PM
“So sorry for your loss. ”
- Vern and LaVonne Reinert
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:28 PM
“Bob and Dot, so sorry for your lost. We are thinking of you.”
- Dan and Mindy Ehler
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:28 PM
“Sharing in your sadness as you remember Robbie.
Prayers sent your way.
Craig & Bev Simonsen
- Bev & Craig Simonsen
Monday, March 5, 2018 at 3:28 PM
“so sorry about the passing of Robbie. no words can express your sorrow. thoughts and prayers to the Carstens family and friends. lora mc murrin”
- lora mcmurrin
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