Obituary of Joel Rae Carsten
Age 62, of Davison, died on January 11, 2020, at Hurley Medical Center, with his family by his side. In accordance with Joel’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 5250 Mackinaw Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603.
Joel was born on May 19, 1957, in Flint. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah and Betty (Ostrom) Carsten. On March 17, 1995, Joel married the love of his life, Lynette Reber. Their marriage would be blessed with a wonderful blended family of three children. Joel worked as a semi-truck driver for several companies. His work would take him around the great State of Michigan, which he loved. Fun-loving, and kind, Joel was adored by his 7 grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. In his free time, Joel could be found fishing for salmon in Oscoda, during his younger years, camping at his favorite place in Grand Haven, or sitting around a campfire with his family. It did not matter what the temperature outside was, Joel could always be found sitting around the campfire.
Joel leaves to cherish his memory; his wife of nearly 25 years, Lynette; children: Anna (Kevin) Winters, Amanda (Aaron) Grant, Daniel (Michelle) Upper; grandchildren: Elliott Grant, Guinevere Upper, Adeline Grant, Makayla Winters, Bridget Grant, Dashiel Upper, Garrett Winters; siblings: Carol Miller, Allen Carsten, Lola Carsten, Diane (Robert) Nagel, Sheila (Homer) Mosley; many nieces, nephews and close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws: John and Gladys Reber, sister: Cheryl Cheney, brother-in-law: David Reber.
Friends may share a memory with the family at church or online at martinfuneralhome.com.