Farming Rural 17

Jon R. Carstensen

January 29, 1953 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Jon Carstensen Obituary

Jon R. Carstensen, 70, of Mechanicsville and formerly of Oxford Junction passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at the Mechanicsville Specialty Care.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 11:30 to 1:30 pm at the Oxford Junction Legionnaire. A private burial will be held at Mayflower Cemetery in Oxford Junction. Dawson Funeral Services in Oxford Junction is caring for his family.

Jon Robert was born in January 29, 1953 to Charles and Merilyn (McClure) Carstensen in Maquoketa, Iowa. He graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1971. Jon enjoyed helping his dad on their family farm, spending many hours tending to his garden and mowing. Jon loved his daily routines of coffee at the local station and his walks around town. He was an avid fan of NASCAR and enjoyed playing the Nintendo 64 or working on a word search.

Those left to cherish his memory are his mother Merilyn, sister Jodi (Steve) Streeper of Conroy, brother Jeff (Beth) Carstensen of Oxford Junction five nieces and nephews and eleven great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, maternal and paternal grandparents and three uncles: Robert, Richard and Larry.

Memorials and cards of condolences may be directed to Dawson Funeral Services Attn: Jon Carstensen Family Po Box 258 Wyoming, Iowa 52362. Online condolences may be left at 

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December 16, 2023

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Oxford Junction Legionnaire
3397 X 64
Oxford Junction, IA 52323


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