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Information for George Francis Morrison Karsten

10 November, 1901 - 6 October, 1993

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

8 October, 1993
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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George Karsten

    George F. Karsten, 91, of Nampa, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1993, at the Nampa hospital.  Vigil 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, Nampa.  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 Calvary Cemetery, Nampa.
    Mr. 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 Los Angeles, Calif. where he worked as a longshoreman until retiring in 1966.  At that time, they moved to Nampa where they have since resided.
    George's hobbies were gardening, woodworking and clock making.
    He 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.

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