Dennis Karstens

Dennis G. Karstens

Thursday, August 26th, 1943 - Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Obituary

Dennis Karstens, 76, a resident of Osceola, Iowa and formerly of Atlantic, passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola.

The son of Orville and Thelma (Hoegh) Karstens, Dennis was born August 26, 1942, in Atlantic, Iowa. He was baptized in Walnut, Iowa and later confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic. After attending rural school at Bear Grove, south of Atlantic, he graduated from Atlantic High School in 1960. He soon joined the Iowa Army National Guard and served six years.

On November 26, 1967, he was united in marriage to Linda Huddelson at the Wiota United Methodist Church in Wiota. They were blessed with three children, Paul, Lisa, and John. Dennis farmed with his brother Daryl, south of Atlantic from 1969 until 1973, when he purchased a farm near Massena. He continued to farm on his own until the fall of 1982. He then worked for several area farmers until he retired in 1998, due to his failing health. Country Haven in Corning, Iowa became home for Dennis for 18 years before he relocated to Southern Hills Specialty Care in Osceola three years ago.

Dennis was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic and later transferred his membership to Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Fontanelle, Iowa. As a young person he was actively involved in 4-H and later FFA in high school. Always an outdoorsman, he loved working with his hands and thoroughly enjoyed everything from raising livestock to hunting, fishing and trapping.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Thelma Karstens.

He is survived by his children, Paul (Dena) Karstens of Wilburton, OK, Lisa (Dennis) Vermillion of Wister, OK, John (Pamila) Karstens of Mountainburg, AR; his grandchildren, Blake (Charlee) Arnold of Anchorage, AK, Joey (Desirea) Moore, Kendall (Jayne) Moore, Johnathon (Angela Brown) Gregg all of Wilburton, OK, Christopher (Shannon) Karstens of McAlester, OK, Chelsey Karstens of Wilburton, OK, Sandra Karstens and fiancé Michael Montgomery of Wilburton, OK, Sara (Johnny) Sullivan of Dover, OH, Nathaniel Karstens, Lacie Karstens, Alexis Karstens, and Emily Karstens all of Mountainburg, AR; his great grandchildren, Kale, Kayson, Naethen, Eli, Briley, Kooper, Katherina, River, Ryker, Rosalee, Ramsey, Raiden, Kambree, Atticus, Brynlee, and Aurora; his brothers, Wayne (Linda S. Elliott) Karstens of Indianola, IA, Daryl (Linda M. Rothe) Karstens of Atlantic, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 23, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Atlantic. Interment will be in the Atlantic Cemetery.

Open visitation will be available on Friday, March 22, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic. Visitation with the family present will be Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Memorials are preferred to the Cass County 4-H Endowment Fund, 805 West 10th Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Dennis’ family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.rolandfuneralservice.com.

IN REMEMBRANCE OF

Dennis G. Karstens

BORN
August 26, 1942 - Atlantic, Iowa

ENTERED INTO REST
March 19, 2019 - Osceola, Iowa

At the age of
76 years, 6 months and 21 days

FUNERAL SERVICE
10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 23, 2019
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church - Atlantic, Iowa

OFFICIATING
Pastor Steven Frock
Brayton & Exira Lutheran Churches

MUSICAL SELECTIONS
“Borning Cry” #732
“Amazing Grace” #779
“Beautiful Savior” #838
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus” #747
“Go Rest High On that Mountain” recorded by Vince Gill

CASKET BEARERS
Johnathon Gregg
Christopher A. Karstens
Nathaniel Karstens
Kendall Moore
Joey Moore
Matthew Karstens
Chad Karstens
Brian Karstens
Christopher D. Karstens

LUNCHEON
Dennis’ family invites friends to join them for lunch
in the fellowship hall following the committal service.

INTERMENT
Atlantic Cemetery - Atlantic, Iowa

The family has suggested that memorials may be made for:
Cass County 4-H Endowment Fund,
805 West 10th Street, Atlantic, Iowa, 50022
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church
    Address
    1011 East 13th Street
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Open visitation will be available on Friday, March 22, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic.
  • Service

    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church
    Address
    1011 East 13th Street
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Steven Frock
  • Interment

    Location
    Atlantic Cemetery
    Address
    63119 White Pole Road
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
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  • Reception

    Location
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church
    Address
    1011 East 13th Street
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Posted at 12:23pm
To the Karstens' family I send my sincere condolences. I hope that the many memories you have of Dennis will bring smiles to your hearts for years to come. Good friends and prayer to God for comfort will help you through this difficult time. One thing that always helps me when I'm down is knowing that when I can't find the words to say or what to do, God is ready to give me peace if I ask for it. May you too have peace. -Philippians 4:6, 7
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