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John Francis Karst

John Francis Karst, age 55 of Ada, Michigan, passed away on Oct. 22, 2022 He was born Oct. 23, 1966 in Huntington, the son of the late Richard Thomas Karst and Lilah Eileen (Cook) Karst. He graduated from the Huntington Catholic High School in 1985. He married Debra Lee Youngquist Sept. 13, 2002.

John worked at Orton Crane in Huntington in the 80’s and then he got into landscaping and was a Supervisor of Landscaping at Quality Dining in Michigan.

He enjoyed working in his garden, cooking for friends and family, smoking meat and creating new recipes. He loved to fish and always called it “his therapy”.

John is survived by his wife, Debra of Ada; brothers, Vincent (Suzy) Karst of Holland, Steven (Leah) Karst of Auburn; three sisters, Donna Karst of Ft Wayne, Carol Karst (Mark Cocklin) and Debra Eckert, of Huntington; and his sister-in-law, Carla (Scott) Clark of Winston-Salem. He had many nieces and nephews and wonderful friends. He was proceeded in death by his four brothers, Gregory, Timothy, Donald and Randy Karst; two nephews, Jeremy and Donald Karst Jr.; and his beloved dog, Zoe.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, at the American Legion Post 85, 1410 S Jefferson St in Huntington from 3 - 7 p.m. Please stop by and share your favorite stories of his life.

Arrangements in care of Lake Funeral Home of Ionia.

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