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Norman K. Carstens

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Oct 11, 1936 – Jul 16, 2016 (Age 79)


October 11, 1936
July 16, 2016
Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan


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A.H. Peters Funeral Home Obituary

Grosse Pointe Farms resident Norman K. Carstens D.D.S., 79, died Saturday, July 16, 2016 at St. John Hospital & Medical Center. Born in Moline, Ill., he earned his dentistry degree from the University of Detroit in 1960. He did post graduate work at the University of Washington-Seattle earning a Master of Science in Dentistry degree in 1964 while studying orthodontics. Dr. Carstens was a self-employed orthodontist for 50 years with a practice in Grosse Pointe Woods. Dr. Carstens served two years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps with a general dental practice in Heidelberg, Germany. He attained the rank of captain. Dr. Carstens enjoyed sailing and horseback riding. He was a member of various dental societies, a past life member of the Grosse Pointe Hunt Club and Waterloo Hunt Club, where he enjoyed fox hunting. He was a member of the Grosse Pointe Sail Club and the Detroit Regional Yacht-Racing Association. Dr. Carstens is survived by his wife, Linda; daughter, Andrea; son, Matthew (Melissa); two grandchildren and one sister. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 22, at Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms. Donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation at or Christ Church Grosse Pointe, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd., Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236. Share a memory at

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Deepest sympathy to Dr. Carsten's family. He was my first employer, hiring me during in my junior year of high school as his dental assistant. I learned a great deal from him and always remembered him as having a great impact on my life. He was a great employer and a good man. A few years back while caring for a patient in the hospital that I work at here in Florida, I was discussing where I grew up and the patient was an acquaintance of Dr. Carsten's. We reminisced and it brought back...


I just got the news and wanted to say how much I enjoyed my relationship with your dad. He was a great horseman, a fine gentlemen and a good person to all.
I particularly enjoyed his happy personality as I was growing up at the Hunt Club.

Our sincere condolences,

Jim and Mary Beth Nicholson

My prayers and condolences go out to Dr Carstens Family Norman Carstens was an exceptional man .I was Honored to know and Work With Him at Preferred Dental. Blessing to his Family at this time of sorrowI. (Michele Lunn)

My prayers and thoughts to all the family. I had the amazing opportunity to work with Dr. Carstens at Preferred Dental for a few years. He was a kind, generous and an amazing Orthodontist and Dr.

It was a pleasure to get the opportunity to meet Dr. Carstens. My deepest condolences go out to his loving family. You will be in my prayers.
Pamela Lavis

Andrea, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you and your father enjoyed a special bond from talking with you. Keep your memories alive in your heart. They will grow more important as time goes by, Love and prayers, Cheryl