Jerry Peter Carstens
May 4, 1940 – October 27, 2019
| Jerry P. Carstens, 79, of Wyoming passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at the Hallmark Care Center in Mount Vernon.
His funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Home in Wyoming. Visitation was held on Friday, November 1, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Home in Wyoming. Burial was at Antioch Cemetery, rural Anamosa.
Jerry Peter Carstens was born on May 4, 1940, in Manilla, to Albert and Maxine (Farley) Carstens. He graduated from Manilla High School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University. On May 27, 1989, he was united in marriage to Kathy Dietz in Lake View.
Jerry taught and coached at Marathon Community School for two years and Midland High School for more than thirty-nine years. Coaching and being a mentor were a great blessing in his life. He was the assistant girls’ basketball coach in Independence and the girls’ basketball coach at Midland. He also coached boy’s baseball and track at Midland and was the assistant football coach. He was inducted into the Iowa Girls Basketball Coach Hall of Fame in 2002. Jerry spent his free time fishing, golfing, riding his bike and spending time with the family.
Those left to cherish his memories are his wife of thirty years, Kathy of Wyoming; four children, Scott (Barb) Harms of Cedar Rapids, Brenda (Kevin) Leonard of Wyoming, Kirt (Jacque) Carstens of Arnolds Park and Dana (Adam) Clark of Brandon, South Dakota; six grandchildren, Katie (Seth McCord) Leonard, Allison (Ryan Andresen) Leonard, Jenna (Brian Steffens) Harms, Megan Harms, Kole Carstens and Carley Carstens; and one great-granddaughter, Collins McCord.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Rick
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