In Memory of Adam M. Carstensen
Died: April 28, 2016
Adam M. Carstensen, age 39, of Lake City, formerly of Odebolt, Iowa passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Stewart Memorial Community Hospital of Lake City, Iowa.
Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, May 02, 2016 at the United Methodist Church of Odebolt, Iowa. The Reverend Ken Miller will officiate. Burial will follow in the Cook Center Cemetery of rural Schaller, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 01, 2016, at the Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home, of Odebolt, Iowa. The Christensen - Van Houten Funeral Home of Odebolt, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online to www.christensenvanhouten.com
Adam M. Carstensen was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, on May 16, 1976, to Mike and Rebecca “Becky” (Siebrecht) Carstensen.
Adam attended AEA Preschool and went on to AEA School until 1995. He spent a brief time at the Howard Center before joining Opportunity Living in 2003. Adam loved his Opportunity Living family and made many relationships along the way. Spending time on his swing at Opportunity Living with his I Pad mini shuffle singing along to his favorite songs. He enjoyed cars, trucks, racing, movies, camping and any type of music.
Adam treasured his family time. Going on rides in his brother’s cars or trucks and spending time with his dad in the combine. He brought a smile to you and usually some kind of joke to tell. Adam led a simple but fulfilling life, something we could all learn from.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Kermit and Jean Siebrecht and Gene and Nick Carstensen.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Mike and Becky Carstensen of Schaller, Iowa; brothers and their families, Andy (Michelle) Carstensen and children: Brianna, Aidan and Cole of Odebolt, Iowa, Alex (Janelle) Carstensen and children: Hailey and Elaina of Fort Dodge, Iowa; and extended family and friends.
3:00 p.m., Monday,
May 02, 2016
United Methodist Church
Pastor Ken Miller
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 01, 2016
Christensen - Van Houten
Cook Center Cemetery
Rural Schaller, Iowa
I am truly sorry for the loss of your son and brothet Adam! It's such a tragedy to lose a child! I guess God had better plans for our sons! God bless you all and we will see them again. In Christian love, Toni Werner ”
May the good Lord wrap his arms around you and give you peace knowing that Adam is with our Lord! Adam was a great young man. I will never forget his awesome smile and hugs on the bus growing up. My heart goes out to you. Remember that we have not lost him because we know he is in heaven and has a newness of life without any suffering and pain. Please let us know if you need anything in this time of mourning! We are praying for all of you!
Love Your Brother in Christ,
Joey Hoefling ”