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Friday, November 19, 2021

Obituary - Jeffrey Alan Karst

Jeffrey Alan Karst, 67, of Clinton, Missouri, formerly of Pierre, South Dakota, passed away Tuesday evening, November 16, 2021 at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. He was born November 26, 1953 in Browns Valley, Minnesota, the son of Benjamin Joseph Karst and Phyllis Rose (Fredrickson) Karst. He married Debbie Jean Richards on November 30, 1974 in Peever, S.D.
Jeffrey worked for the state of South Dakota for 33 years, retiring in September, 2011. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, Mo. He enjoyed being outdoors, from hunting to gardening and working in the yard. He was a skilled craftsman, able to fix and make anything with his hands. Jeff was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. Jeff had many passions, that included games, cards, hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. Jeff especially loved scouting for elk and shed hunting in the mountains of Wyoming and spending time with his brothers at the family deer lodge in western South Dakota. We will all miss his sweet smile, laugh and words of wisdom. He is survived by his high school sweetheart, Debbie of 46 years, one son, Eric Benjamin Karst (Jami), Belton, Mo.; five grandchildren, Maddy, Brayden, Cameron, Brooklyn, and Jack; four brothers, Paul Karst, Peever, S.D., Kenneth Karst (Bonnie), Watertown, S.D., Ernie Karst (Rhonda), Castlewood, S.D., Patrick Karst (Marsha), Pierre, S.D.; four sisters, Karen Erickson (Ronnie), Sundance, Wy., Judy Nelson (Dennis), Sisseton, S.D., Rita Limahai, Las Vegas, Nv., and Carol Fitz (Michael), Britton, S.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Kimberly Ann Karst on December 26, 1994. Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Clinton, Mo. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., just prior to the service. Services are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton. Condolences may be left online at