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Donald Carstensen

August 28, 1938 ~ May 24, 2019 (age 80)


Donald M. Carstensen, 80, of Wyoming passed away on Friday, May 24, 2019 at his home.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday 29, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Services in Wyoming. A private family burial will be at a later date at the Wyoming Cemetery. Cremation rites have taken place per his wishes.


Donald was born on August 28, 1938 in Jones County, Iowa to Martin and Verna (Moir) Carstensen. He graduated from Wyoming High School and enlisted in the United Stated Army and served many months in Munich, Germany. On July 28, 1962 he was united in marriage to Diane Buchholtz at Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming. Together they had two sons, Dale and Darwin and three grandsons John, Owen and Dane. Donald started his working career with Collins Radio Company in Anamosa and later it was Rockwell International. He retired after working over 34 years and he was able to enjoy 25 years of retirement. He spent his time gardening, fishing and was an avid Cubs fan. He was a volunteer for the Wyoming Fire Department for 26 years. He also served on the city council. His greatest joy came to him when he was watching his sons and grandsons at their many activities.


Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of 56 years Diane, two sons, Dale and Darwin, grandsons; John, Owen and Dane, a sister Janet (Don) Stevens and two brothers-in-law Donald Buchholtz and Daryl Buchholtz and several nieces and nephews.


He is preceded n death by his parents, two sisters-in-law Earlene Buchholtz and Tootie Buchholtz.


The family of Donald would like to extend a special thank you to the hospice gals of Above and Beyond, the Palliative gals and Jeanette Muller. Your help and support was very much appreciated.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Wyoming Fire Department, Midland Ambulance Service or Above and Beyond Hospice in his honor. 


To send flowers to Donald's family, please visit our floral section.


Celebration of Life
May 29, 2019

4:00 PM
Lahey Funeral Home Wyoming
106 E Green St
Wyoming, IA 52362

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