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Benjamin Karst, 94 died May 4 at the Hoisington Hospital after a short illness. Born Dec. 11, 1888, in Barton County, he has been a lifetime Galatia area resident. He married Magdelena Dietz Jan. 19, 1915, at Milberger. He was a retired farmer.

Karst was a member of United Emmanual Lutheran Church in Milberger and a former member of Galatia School Board and Board of Directors of Central Kansas Electric of Great Bend.

Survivors include the widow; two sons, Arthur, Galatia, and Leon, Rush Center; two daughters, Viola Dumler, Russell, and Florence Veach, Ellinwood; one foster Daughter, Esther Nuss, Russell; three sisters, Lena Radke, and Martha Dietz, both of Russell, and Anna Deines, Hoisington; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Funeral was Friday at the church with Rev. Robert Drier officiating. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Galatia.
Memorials are suggested to the church.

Transcribed and Contributed by Glenda Brack

Last Updated:  Thursday, April 18, 2002 20:01:27

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