NORMAN T. CASTENSON
Norman T. Castenson, 98, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home in Fort Dodge.
Services will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at the Gunderson Funeral Chapel with Rev. Craig Miller officiating. Burial will be at the Lost Grove Cemetery near Harcourt, Iowa with military honors conducted by the Greenfield Hartquist American Legion Post #699 and the Army National Guard. Visitation will be from10:00 AM until the time of service on Wednesday at the Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Fort Dodge.
Norman Theodore Castenson was born in Harcourt, Iowa to Francis E. Castenson and Selma (Urelius) Castenson on February 9, 1920. Norman was married to Virginia Jean Nordeen on February 14, 1946 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. To this union was born Rodney N. and Douglas G. Castenson. Norman was a 1938 graduate of Harcourt High School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Caribbean Theater. He farmed all of his life and was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church of Harcourt, where he served on the board for many years.
He was a member of the Harcourt Cooperative Elevator Board and a charter member of the Hartquist-Greenfield American Legion Post #699 of Harcourt. He has been a member of the American Legion since 1946. He was also a member of the Harcourt Community Club and a Farm Bureau member. Norman was currently a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. On January 6, 2017 his wife Virginia passed away.
He is survived by two sons, Rodney (Helen) of Spencer, Iowa; and Douglas (Dean Petersen) of Waterloo, Iowa. Grandchildren, Lisa (Jim) Horst of Spencer, Iowa, and Mark (Julie) Castenson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His parents precede him in death, as well as brothers Harold, Roland and Don, and sister Viola Danielson of Dayton, Iowa. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Mildred Nordeen of Fort Dodge; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; and four great grandchildren, Drew, Abby and Lauren Horst of Spencer, Iowa and Asher M. Castenson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Memorials may be left to the Unity Point Hospice and Christ Lutheran Church.