John Karst Obituary, Death – Thank you to everyone who has been in touch and for their support over this period. This Saturday, June 10, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., there will be a visiting at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home (500 W Terra Cotta Ave, Crystal Lake, IL 60014), after which John’s funeral service will begin at 4 p.m. After the funeral, we will continue to honour John’s life at his parents’ Crystal Lake home. On October 22, 2022, John Francis Karst, 55, of Ada, Michigan, passed away. He was the son of the late Richard Thomas Karst and Lilah Eileen (Cook) Karst and was born in Huntington, Indiana, on October 23, 1966. In 1985, he received his diploma from Huntington Catholic High School. On September 13, 2002, he tied the knot with Debra Lee Youngquist.
During his time at Orton Crane, John He first worked for Quality Dining in Michigan as a Supervisor of Landscaping before moving to Huntington in the 1980s and getting into landscaping. He took pleasure in tending to his garden, preparing meals for his loved ones, smoking meat, and developing new dishes. He saw fishing as “his therapy” and loved doing it. His wife, Debra, of Ada, Michigan, his brothers Vincent (Suzy) Karst of Holland, Michigan, Steven (Leah) Karst of Auburn, Indiana, three sisters Donna Karst of Ft Wayne, Indiana, Carol Karst (Mark Cocklin), and Debra Eckert of Huntington, Indiana, as well as his sister-in-law Carla (Scott) Clark of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, survive him.
He had a great number of nieces, nephews, and pals. His four brothers, Gregory, Timothy, Donald, and Randy Karst, as well as his two nephews, Jeremy and Matthew, before him in death. On October 28, 2022, from 3 to 7 pm, there will be a Celebration of Life at the American Legion Post 85, 1410 S Jefferson St in Huntington, IN. Visit us and tell us your favourite tales from his life. He worked as a mason with Karst Sons Masonry for his first 22 years of employment before moving into management and working alongside his father as a third generation estimator. He took great satisfaction in his work and loved being a part of projects from beginning to end.
In his spare time, he enjoyed watching OSU football, gardening, house renovations, thrifting, collecting, hanging out with loved ones, going out to eat, playing with his dogs, and taking trips to the Dominican Republic. His wife, Jessica Karst, will miss him terribly; siblings Lisa and Andrew Karst, as well as parents John and Barbara Karst. On Thursday, July 19, 2018, from 5-8 p.m., family and friends will accept visitors at the Schoedinger Northeast Chapel at 1051 E. Johnstown Road in Gahanna, Ohio 43230. On Friday, July 20, 2018, at 10 a.m., a service will be place at Peace Lutheran Church, 455 Clark State Rd, Gahanna, Ohio 43230. To be followed by burial in Headley Cemetery in Blacklick, Ohio.