Obit: Carstensen, Jane C. (1940 - 2018)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Carstensen, Dake, Gunderson, Gustafson, Hatz, Jirovec, Klimek, Lueck, Marti, Sarnstrom, Seiwert, Weiler, Zastrow

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 1/04/2019

Carstensen, Jane C. (Lueck) (13 DEC 1940 - 30 DEC 2018)

Jane C. Carstensen, 78, of Merrill, passed away at her home on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.

A funeral service for Jane was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill with Rev. Scott Gustafson officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Snow Hill Cemetery in the town of Scott. Visitation began at 9 a.m. on Monday at the church. Taylor-Stine Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Merrill, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jane was born on Dec. 13, 1940, in Stetsonville, the daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Klimek) Lueck. She married Harry N. Carstensen on Aug. 30, 1958 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stetsonville and he survives. Jane had worked at the former Oconomowoc Canning Company, Lincoln Wood, the former Fox Point and at the time of her retirement, Bell Tower Residence, all in Merrill. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, quilting at church, reading, fishing, sitting on the deck watching wildlife, camping with her family and gardening. Jane especially enjoyed spending time with her grandkids. Jane was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill. She was also a member of the Red Hatters.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Carstensen of Merrill; daughter, Cheryl Carstensen of Minnetonka, Minn.; sons, Al Carstensen and Jeff (Clarice) Carstensen, both of Merrill; eight grandchildren, Jessica Zastrow (Dallas Seiwert) of Merrill, Steven (Katrina) Carstensen of Merrill, Wyat Hatz of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Angela (David) Jirovec of Wausau, Ashley Carstensen of Merrill, Justin (Jessica) Carstensen of Wausau, Abby Gunderson of Moorhead, Minn. and Katie Gunderson of Minnetonka, Minn.; four great-grandchildren, Maycie Zastrow, Chloe Carstensen, Annie Jirovec and Josiah Jirovec; and her in-laws, Audrey Lueck of Virginia, Madonna Lueck of Sioux City, Iowa and Sheila Lueck of Phillips.

In addition to her parents, Jane was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Isabella; and her siblings, Martin Lueck, Evelyn (Clarence) Marti, Helen (Nick) Weiler, Dorothy (Lawrence) Weiler, Melvin (Jan) Lueck, Rosella (Earl) Sarnstrom, Florence (Archie) Dake, Richard Lueck and Jim Lueck.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Merrill.

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