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Nancy Karsten

Nancy Jane Karsten (Sattizahn)

Thursday, September 29th, 1949 - Monday, June 8th, 2020
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Obituary

Nancy J. Karsten, 70, of Independence, IA died on Monday June 8, 2020 at Unity Point – Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA

Nancy was born on September 29, 1949 in Independence, IA, the daughter of Millard L. and Bernita M. (Brammer) Sattizahn. She was raised on the family farm in rural Stanley, IA. In 1968 she graduated from St. John’s Catholic High School in Independence, IA. On November 16, 1968 she married Thomas M. Karsten at St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence. Together they raised three children, and she also took time to care for the other children in the neighborhood. Nancy was an active member of St. John’s Church for many years and was the Secretary of the St. John’s School Board for many years.

She is survived by her three children: Richard Karsten, Elizabeth Karsten, and Kathryn (Thomas) Hund, all of Independence, IA. Three grandchildren; Victoria Karsten, Mia and Eva Hund, a great grandson, Dayton Thomas Sebetka, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas Karsten, her father, Millard; her mother Bernita Sattizahn and stepfather Leo Weber, and her siblings, Sharon McGlauglin, Michael Sattizahn, and Patrick Sattizahn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on June 12, 2020 at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Independence, IA with Rev. David Beckman Presiding and Rev. Mr. Timothy Post Co-celebrating. Burial will be held at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Independence. Visitation will be held from 4 PM until 7:30 PM on Thursday June 11, 2020 at the Reiff Family Center - Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence. A Rosary will be said at 4 PM and a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 on Thursday.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 7:30pm
    When
    Thursday, June 11th, 2020 4:00pm - 7:30pm
    Location
    Reiff Family Center - Independence
    Address
    216 3rd Ave SE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
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    Notes
    A Rosary will be said at 4 PM, and a Parish Vigil Service will be held at 7:30 PM. We are encouraging family and friends of Nancy to wear face masks and social distance during the visitation.If you are unable to attend please send a card to the family of Nancy C/O Th Reiff Family Center 216 3rd Ave SE Independence, IA 50644
  • Service

    Friday, June 12th, 2020 | 10:30am
    When
    Friday, June 12th, 2020 10:30am
    Location
    St. John's Catholic Church
    Address
    209 5th Ave NE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    We are encouraging family and friends of Nancy to wear face masks and social distance during the Funeral Service. If you are unable to attend please send a card to the family of Nancy C/O Th Reiff Family Center 216 3rd Ave SE Independence, IA 50644
    Officiant
    Rev. David Beckman
  • Interment

    Location
    St. John's Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
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  • Reception

    Location
    Reiff Family Center Community Room
    Address
    216 3rd Ave SE
    INDEPENDENCE, IA 50644
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Sheila Hocking

Posted at 07:37pm
I was so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Nancy was always so kind. She loved her children fiercely. I always enjoyed visiting with her.
JM

Jamie Mulford

Posted at 03:33pm
Betsy, Katie & family- I am so sorry about the loss of your Mom. She was so sweet to me when we were growing up. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
KO

Kathy Olsen

Posted at 02:17pm
Nancy was a special gal. Made sure our kids got back and forth to school when they were little. Rest in peace may God provide healing to your family.
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