George F. Karsten, 91, of Nampa,
died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1993, at the
services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, at
Persons-Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Nampa. A
funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9,
at St. Paul's Catholic Church,
The Rev. Father Paul
Mathews, S.M., associate pastor of
St. Paul's Catholic Church will
officiate at both services. Burial
will follow at Mount
Karsten was born Nov. 10, 1901, at Sioux City, Iowa,
a son of Joseph P. and Elizabeth La Valle Morrison, and grew
up and attended school there. He worked as a plumber in
Sioux City for several years.
He married Selma E.
Salmonson Feb. 26, 1927, at Sioux City
and they made their home there until moving to
Calif. where he worked as a
longshoreman until retiring in 1966.
At that time, they
moved to Nampa
where they have since resided.
hobbies were gardening, woodworking and clock making.
was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife, Selma, of Nampa; two sons and
daughters-in-law, George E. and Marian Karsten of Meridian,
Dalton J. and Janet Karsten of Mission Viejo, Calif.; two
daughters and a son-in-law, Lauretta and Delbert Munster of
Oroville, Calif., and Mary K. DeFrancisco of Meridian;
fourteen grand-children, Gregory F. Munster, Mark S. Munster
and Raymond John Munster, all of Oroville, Calif., Patricia
Van Stavern of Paradise, Calif., John L. DeFrancisco of
Portland, Ore., Kathy K. Peters, of Anaheim Hills, Calif.,
Mike DeFrancisco, of Costa Mesa, Calif., Kelly M. Coleman of
Kansas City, Mo., Christianne Karsten and Christopher G.
Karsten, all of Mission Viejo, Calif., Erick L. Karsten, Rick
F. Karsten, Benjamin K. Karsten and James E.
Karsten, all of Meridian; and several
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers
and one sister.
Memorials may be made to MSTI-West, 308 E. Hawaii Ave, Nampa, 83686, or flowers may be sent.
Friends may call until 9 p.m. today and on Saturday morning
from 9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.