Former Burlington Northern Railroad Associate General Chairperson Harold “Jack” Carstens, 94, died March 19.
Carstens, a member of SMART Transportation Local 1637 at Wishram, Wash., was the conductors’ griever for General Committee of Adjustment GO 386.
Born Dec. 27, 1919, in Portland, Carstens proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked for the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway as a conductor and brakeman, and later became involved in the affairs of his union.
He loved the game of baseball and pitched for the Portland Babes.
Carstens was preceded in death by his wife, Hope, his brother, Leo, and his grandson, Steve Olin.
He is survived by daughters Shirley Olin and Janet Sattler, five grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Friends who wish may contribute in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home at 4101 N.W. Skyline Blvd. in Portland. A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 11 a.m. The funeral homes telephone number is (503) 292-6611.