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Lyle Carstensen
Lyle Carstensen
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Lyle J. Carstensen, age 85, of Salem, Minnesota passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Lyle John Carstensen was born on the family farm in Salem on October 12, 1935 the son of Nels and Effie (Holt) Carstensen. He attended country school in Salem and Byron public school. After his schooling he farmed and did concrete work. He was united in marriage to Ruth Lieber on May 15, 1965 in Nashua, Iowa and made their home in Salem. Lyle worked for St. Mary's in the laundry department then for Mayo Clinic as a custodian and at the time of retirement worked for the radiology department.

Lyle found great pleasure in being able to help others. He enjoyed family outings and adventures. He loved being able to fix, tinker or repurpose anything he could and along with attending auctions. He attended Mount Sion Lutheran Church in Kasson.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Carstensen of Salem, MN; children, Terry (Brenda) Carstensen of Kasson, MN and Teresa Carstensen of Byron, MN; 7 grandchildren, Elizabeth (Paul) Myers of Milford, OH, Katherine Carstensen of Fargo, ND, Joshua Carstensen of Austin, MN, Zachary Carstensen of Kasson, MN, MacKenzie, Elsa and Dionna Amoako of St. Michael, MN; one great granddaughter, Juliette Myers; brother, Clayton (Darlene) Carstensen of Crosby, MN; many extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tammy Amoako; four siblings and their spouses, Paul (Ione) Carstensen, Russell Carstensen, Clinton (Darlene) Carstensen and Edna (Don) Fenn.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 PM Friday, April 23, 2021 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN with Reverend Mark Olson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Interment will be in East St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery, Rock Dell Township, MN. The service will be livestreamed on the Ranfranz & Vine Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/Ranfranzandvine/ The family wishes to express a sincere "Thank You" to Mayo Hospice.

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Carstensen family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com

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Rochester, MN 55901
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W Wilhelm H. Jundt on Apr 23, 2021

Dear Aunt Ruth and family,

we are sad to hear of your loss.
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember.
From far away, our hearts go out to you and your family.
Our most heartfelt condolences to you.
May God bless you and comfort you.

Love
Wilhelm and Monika

W Wilhelm H. Jundt on Apr 23, 2021

Two photos from your visit in Bavaria:
In the Coffeehouse "Tomaselli" in Salzburg
and on top of Jenner-Mountain near "Eagles Nest"

W Wilhelm H. Jundt on Apr 23, 2021

Two photos from your visit in Bavaria:
In the Coffeehouse "Tomaselli" in Salzburg
and on top of Jenner-Mountain near "Eagles Nest"

A Andreas Kögel on Apr 22, 2021

Liebe Tante Ruth, Terry und Teresa,
ich bin froh, dass Eure Gebete erhört wurden und Lyle friedlich einschlafen durfte. Da zeigt sich wieder, das wir einen großen Gott haben, der für uns sorgt. Wir werden im Gebet an Euch denken und versuchen bei der Beerdigung dabei zu sein.
Wir wünschen euch dass Gottes Friede bei euch ist, seine Liebe Euch als Familie stärkt und ihr euch gegenseitig unterstützen könnt.
Seid ganz lieb gegrüßt von Andreas und Kathrin Kögel aus Freiburg / Germany

W With Love - Mark, Amy, Jaelyn, Owen, and Gracelyn on Apr 22, 2021

Wishing you strength and comfort through this difficult time.Written in the Stars was purchased for the family of Lyle Carstensen by With Love - Mark, Amy, Jaelyn, Owen, and Gracelyn . A tree was also planted in memory of Lyle Carstensen

E Elizabeth, Paul & Juliette and Steve and Kathe Mye on Apr 22, 2021

May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.Florist Choice Bouquet was purchased for the family of Lyle Carstensen by Elizabeth, Paul & Juliette and Steve and Kathe Mye.

J Jennifer Whipple on Apr 20, 2021

I want to offer deepest condolences on the passing of Lyle. May he rest in peace.

Jenny Whipple
Rochester, MN. 55906

C Connie Lou Swanson on Apr 20, 2021

Dearest Ruth and family. So saddened to hear of your beloved husband/father and my godfather/uncles passing. May God give you comfort, peace and strength as you grieve his passing and yet celebrate his life. I have so many fond memories of him while all of us cousins were growing up and of course the many Sunday afternoons of family times spent together in shanty town, including our trip to Germany way back in 1972. He will truly be missed, and fought the good fight. Blessed be his memory as he rests in peace in the arms of our loving Father with Tammy and the many loved ones who have gone on before. 🙏🏻❤️

T Tribute Store on Apr 18, 2021

Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Lyle Carstensen by Tribute Store.

K Katie on Apr 17, 2021

Dear family,

I am so sorry to learn of your loss. You all are one of the most wonderful families I am lucky enough to have in my life. Know I am thinking about you and praying for you.

May angels lead him in.

Hugs and blessings,
Katie Yoder and family

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