Duane Everet Carstensen, 83, Sturgis, died Sunday December 3, 2017, at Sturgis Regional Hospital.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Esther Carstensen, Sturgis; sister, Verla Mae (Jim) Weaver, Spearfish; niece, Tami Kovalick, Davidsonville, MD; nephews, Mark Weaver, Gettysburg, PA, and Elton Hochhalter, Boise, ID.
The couple moved to Milford, NJ, in 1972, and then back to Sturgis in 1985, when Bob retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Virginia Hochhalter and two infant brothers, Clifford and Myron Carstensen.
Visitation will be noon until service time on Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Sturgis. Friday, December 8, 2017, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Kris Garlick officiating. A memorial has been established to the Grace Lutheran Church.
This included a "Make a Difference Day" drive that was recognized by the national "Make a Difference Day" committee.
Lila passed away on November 30, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM.