Jean Frances Carstens

June 16, 1941December 27, 2012
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On December 27, 2012 Jean Frances (nee Bussan) Carstens; beloved wife of the late John “Jack” T. Carstens; devoted mother of John Carstens and his wife Jennifer, Lori Carstens and her husband Joe Huntington, Sean Carstens and Sondra Stegemann and her husband Joe; loving grandmother of Jonathan, Katie, Emily, Leo and Ashley; dear sister of Marilyn, Rose, Terrie and the late Patty.

Family and friends are invited to gather at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 4902 Berwyn Road, College Park, MD 20740 on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 from 4:00-8:00pm where a Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:00am. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Donations may be made in Mrs. Carstens name to Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.


  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 3, 2013

Jean Frances Carstens

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November 12, 2013

Dear Jennifer and family,
This is Sandy Woita Bruner from Scottsdale, AZ. I was at Mt. St. Scholastica
with Jean and graduated with her in '63. I was always envious of her
tremendous talent of perfect pitch and ability to play by ear.
Could you please contact me at to give me your e-mail address? The is coming back to me. Thanks. Sandy

January 14, 2013

Dear Sondra, John, Sean, Lori and families,
I send you my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and your father. My vivid memory of Jean as a teenager is her playing "Happy Days are Here Again" on the piano after the 1960 election. Sondra, having Jean and you at Igor and my wedding despite a blizzard was a special treat for me. Always I will remember Jean as a goer and doer. May she rest in peace.
Cousin Mary

Rhonda Myers

January 3, 2013

Lori and Sondra, I am sorry for your loss.

Harvey Beaulieu

January 3, 2013

John and Jennifer, My heart goes out to you and your family in your time of sorrow over the loss of your Mother. You are all in my prayers. May you find peace and comfort.

Vicky Frock

January 2, 2013

Lori...I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

vickie estes

January 2, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

Mary Gorecki

January 2, 2013

Sorry for your loss. We love You Aunt Jean. love Mary vickie Lori

David Sledge

January 2, 2013

Prayers to the family for the loss of your loved one.

Linda and Paul Britt

January 1, 2013

We are so sincerely sorry for your loss. To say good-bye to both of your parents so close together makes this even more difficult for all of you. Our sincerest sympathy to each and every one of you.

Lisa Fairley

December 31, 2012

Thinking of your family at this time and praying for healing and peace.