Tauren Karstens, 21

Tauren David Joseph Karstens, 21, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 7, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn.
Tauren’s funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at Living Springs Church, Brandon. The funeral will be live streamed at livingspringschurch.org. Close family and friends are welcome to attend, if they feel comfortable doing so in light of the current COVID-19 situation. If you plan to attend, masks are encouraged. Physical attendance will be limited to no more than half of the church occupancy. Some family and friends will be attending by parking in the parking lot and watching the streaming service. Burial will follow at Gran View Covenant Church Cemetery, Granite, Iowa. 
Tauren is survived by his parents, Brian and Heather Karstens; siblings, Luke, Alec, Cassia, Elliana, Lilly Karstens and Alexis Sprecher; grandparents, Lynne Simkins, Daryl and Linda Karstens, Robert Hallberg; honorary grandparents, Nub and Karon Schmitz, and Harlan and Judy Hanson; great-grandparents, David and Patricia Lenker and Grant and Harriet Hallberg; uncles, Chris (Cyd) Karstens, Matt Karstens, Scott (Amanda) Hallberg, Mark Hallberg; aunts, Hallie (Steve) Russell and Laura Hallberg; cousins, Nolan, Adalyn, Evan, Cambry, Covi, Caiya, Benjamin and Henry; great-aunts Karla (Wally) Lenker, Cain and Karen (Skip) Fix; great-uncles Ken (Cindy) Lenker, and Dan (Jodi) Hallberg. Tauren is also survived by his father, Douglas Hanson, and aunts, uncles and cousins on the Hanson side. 
For online condolences, visit heartlandfunerals.com.

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