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Jane Ellen Carlstrom

12 novembre 194526 juin 2020
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Jane Ellen Carlstrom passed away on June 26, 2020 at Edgewater in West Des Moines.

Jane was born November 12, 1945 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Lois and Milford Delzell. She graduated from Washington High School in 1963 and from Iowa State University in 1967. She was united in marriage to J. Michael Carlstrom on June 24, 1967. Jane and Mike were married for 53 years and were truly each other's best friends.

Jane enjoyed several different careers in teaching, banking and as a program manager for the Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce. But she was even more devoted to her family and community. She spent several years on the Urbandale school board, volunteered for many organizations including her church and most recently her neighborhood association. Whatever Jane did, she did with organization, commitment, and passion.

She enjoyed playing golf and entering contests at the Iowa State Fair, where she won the senior spelling bee several times. She and Mike loved the Cyclones, making many trips to Ames for football and basketball games as well as following the teams to bowl games and tournaments. Her two grandchildren brought her much joy and she attended many of their programs and events and loved having them come to visit.

Jane is survived by her husband Mike of West Des Moines; daughter Julie Preslar, of West Des Moines; daughter Melissa (Brent) Burns of Spencer, Iowa; grandson Jacob Burns and granddaughter Sydney Burns; her brother Jim (Ellen) Delzell of Palatine, IL; her sister-in-law Dee Ludvigsen, of Fremont NE, along with several nephews and cousins. Jane was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law, Douglas Ludvigsen.

A private burial at Resthaven Cemetery will take place. A Celebration of Life will take place at a future date.

Memorials may be directed to any of the following organizations: Hope Ministries or Meals from the Heartland. Her family is grateful for the care she received from the entire Wesley Life Hospice team and the team members at the Edgewater Health Center and Food Service in recent weeks.

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Mary May

juillet 2, 2020

I remember this beautiful sweet and caring lady of her kindness. When we would all get together at company functions. She made everyone feel so welcomed and comfortable. I am so glad to of had the privilege of meeting her and talking with her. Mike you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget Jane . God bless and hold you and your family a little closer through the days ahead.

Mary May

Dawn Taylor

juillet 1, 2020

Mike and Family,
I am so sorry to learn of Jane's passing. Jane was a truly lovely person with a kind heart and generous nature.
I was always awed too by her amazing golf game.
Jane will be missed. I add you to my prayers and hope with time you will find comfort with the memories you have of such a lovely person as Jane was.

Lucy Johnson

juin 30, 2020

Mike and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I have known Jane since back in our days we worked together at Brenton Bank in Urbandale. She was a very talented person and had such a strong faith that I always admired. I will miss her as her many other friends and family will. God bless all of you now at this difficult time.

Gary Dahlheim

juin 30, 2020

I treasure our conversations about Jane's faith and her not being afraid of passing on to spend eternity with her God. She made our association a better place to live with her dedication and service. Mike, I am so sorry for your loss.

marcia jensen

juin 30, 2020

Jane and Mike were wonderful neighbors, both of whom gave countless hours of volunteer work to our Craftsman HOA community. Jane was a wizard with numbers, and could always find even the tiniest discrepancy in any of our association's accounting! I always enjoyed our many conversations, valued her friendship, and admired her for her deep faith in God and belief that there would be a better place for us all after death. I pray that Jane is at peace now and offer my most sincere condolences to the family.
Marcia Jensen
(Picture below is from a trip to Hawaii, where Jane and I just happened to run into each other at lunch one day!)

Denise Rose

juin 29, 2020

Correction. To Mike and the family. I am in TN and do not have my wits about me.

Denise Rose

juin 29, 2020

Jane was a special woman who knew the Word of God. I am thankful for the time I spent with her in our Monday Bible studies. She has now graduated to a greater place than here on earth and is once again reunited with loved ones. Prayers for the family and Gary.

Jill Cameron

juin 29, 2020

To Jane's family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I was blessed to get to know Jane in Precept Bible study on Friday mornings. I always enjoyed and was enlightened by her comments and questions during our discussion time as well as conversations with her after class. Please know I am praying the Lord will comfort you and wrap you in His love as you grieve. You have my deepest sympathy.

Nancy Delzell Mason

juin 29, 2020

Mike, Jim and families,

We are sorry to learn of Jane’s passing. I have such fond memories growing up with her in Cedar Rapids. Blessings, prayers and love to all of you.

Jack and Nancy Delzell Mason

Bob Mitchell

juin 29, 2020

Mike and Julie, Jan and I were shocked to read of Jane's passing. We want to express our sincere sympathies for your loss.
Bob and Jan