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Norwalk, OH 44857
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James "Jack" Carstensen

James "Jack" Carstensen, age 95, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, June 12, 2015 at his residence.

He was born December 14, 1919 in Elyria to the late Delton and Mabel (Gott) Carstensen.

He was a teacher for over 32 years, including 12 years at Norwalk High School, where he directed over five musicals. He enjoyed singing and sang in the Masters Men with Towne and Country Players and was a church choir director.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Beverly J. (Collier) (Hakes) Carstensen of Norwalk; sons, Thomas (Diantha) Carstensen of Henderson, NV, Erik (Amy) Carstensen of San Diego, CA and Mark (Jennifer) Carstensen of Evanston, WY; daughter, Lynn (John) Hoose of Newhall, CA; step-children, Craig (Bernadette) Hakes of Broken Arrow, OK and Judi (Tim) Storer of Findlay, OH; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Richard (Emma Jean) of South Amherst; and his sister, Mary (Emery) of Elyria

Friends may call on Friday, June 26, 2015 from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd, Norwalk with the Rev. Adrian N. Doll officiating. Interment will follow at Hester Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church, 21 Firelands Blvd, Norwalk, OH 44857, Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or one's favorite charity.

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