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Alexandria R. Carstens

Cedar Rapids

Alexandria R. Carstens, 25, of Cedar Rapids, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, 2018, at UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital following a brief illness. Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday at Papich-Kuba Funeral Home East, 1228 2nd Street S.E., Cedar Rapids. Private family graveside services will be held at St. John's Cemetery with Father Christopher Podhajsky officiating.
Alexandria is survived by her parents, Gary and Debbie (Kimbro) Carstens, Cedar Rapids; brother, Grant Carstens, and fiancee Kayla Stewart, Cedar Rapids; half-sister, Melissa Kimbro, Cedar Rapids; aunts, Marilyn LeClere, Cedar Rapids and Karen (Leonard) Smith, Dysart; and uncle, Ed (Cherie) Kimbro and their children, Brandon Kimbro and Mindy Lavelle, all of Eau Claire, Wis.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Howard and Deloris (Huber) Kimbro; and her maternal great-grandparents, Edward and Ann (Yirkovsky) Huber.
Alexandria was born May 17, 1993, in Cedar Rapids, and was a lifelong resident. She was employed at Goodwill Industries.
Alexandria was fascinated with horses and tornadoes and should have been a "storm chaser." She enjoyed working all kinds of puzzles and loved taking pictures. Alex enjoyed watching Disney movies, especially "Elf" and "Grinch." Her brother, Grant, said that "She was the most selfless person I ever met– always helping other people."
A memorial fund has been established.