DIAMONDHEAD COMMUNITY, ARK.

Leon ‘Todd’ Carstens

Aug. 4, 1918 - Dec. 6, 2008

Leon "Todd" Carstens, 90, of Diamondhead Community near Hot Springs, Ark., died Saturday evening, Dec. 6, 2008, at his home. He was born in Pewaukee on Aug. 4, 1918, to the late Daniel and Bertha Orleski Carstens.

Raised and educated in Waukesha, he had been an employee of the Waukesha School District for more than 20 years, and prior to that had worked in shipping and receiving for 19 years at the Fox Head Brewery. Mr. Carstens was an avid pheasant hunter and loved the Green Bay Packers. A resident of the Hot Springs area since 1996, he was a member of the Diamondhead Community Church and the Diamondhead Men’s Club. He was the husband of Agnes Kokan Carstens, to whom he was married on June 26, 1948, in Waukesha.

Other survivors include two sons, David Carstens of Diamondhead and his girlfriend, Loretta Reiber, of Little Rock, Ark., and Rick Carstens and his wife, Nona, of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; and three grandchildren, Jason, Codi and Carly Carstens.

Mr. Carstens was also preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

His memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, in the sanctuary of the Diamondhead Community Church with the Rev. Mike Fikes officiating and under the direction of J. A. Funk Funeral Home.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Diamondhead Community Church.

Online condolences may be sent via jafunkfuneralhome.com.