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Steven Ray Carstens

Feb 11, 2008

APPLE VALLEY, Minn. — Funeral services for Steven Ray Carstens, 18, of Apple Valley, Minn., will be held 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, at Henry W. Anderson Mortuary at 147th and Garrett Ave., Apple Valley, Minn. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday.

He died after a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents and grandmother, “Kitty” Tina Strain. He is survived by his parents, Twila and Christopher Carstens; sister, Maria; brother, Kevin; grandparents, Helen and Merlyn Carstens “Grandma and Grandpa Doggy”; Ted Strain “Grandpa Kitty”; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; classmates, teachers at Eastview High School, housemates and caregivers at REM Pony; and special nurse, Coralle Nelson. To a son, brother and friend who filled our soul with the sound of laughter and warmed our hearts with his smile.

Memorials are preferred to the family.