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Vernon C. Carstensen



Vernon C. Carstensen

PORT CLINTON: Vernon C. Carstensen, age 85, of Port Clinton, Ohio and formerly of Rossford, OH passed away on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Ottawa County Riverview Nursing Home surrounded by his family.

He was born on June 28, 1928 to Clarence and Helen (Seling) Carstensen in Perrysburg, OH. Vernon proudly enlisted in the US Army Airforce from 1946 to 1952 where he served during WWII and the Korean War. After being honorably discharged Vernon went to work for Libbey Owens Ford Glass Company as a glass cutter. He was a lifetime member of the Northwood VFW Post 2984 and enjoyed spending time with family. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather and will be dearly missed.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth (Schmaus) Carstensen in 2012; sons, David and Richard Carstensen; brother, Harold Carstensen; sister, Mabel Friess; and son in-law, Ray Lehsten.

Surviving are his children, Dennis (Diane), John, and Robert Carstensen, Judy Lehsten and Dawn Smith; brothers, Robert and James Carstensen; also surviving are eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit at the Sujkowski Funeral Home of Rossford, 830 Lime City Rd. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 2 to 7 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 30, 2013 in the funeral home at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jerry Craig officiating. Interment will follow at Ft. Meigs Cemetery in Perrysburg with Military Honors provided by the Northwood VFW Post 2984.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Riverview Nursing home staff and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for the special care given to Vernon.

To leave online expressions of sympathy please visit www.sujkowskirossford.com.

Published in the News Herald on Sept. 28, 2013
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