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William Karsten

1936 - 2016

William B. Karsten age 80 of Millersburg
passed away May 3, 2016 at McLaren Northern Michigan.

He was born February 9, 1936 in Ocqueoc
to William and Martha (Sorgenfrei) Karsten.

Bill graduated from Onaway High School in 1955. He married
Lois Houghmaster on April 23, 1977 at the Onaway United Methodist
Church, Bill was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke and
theHammond Bay Anglers Association, He enjoyed hunting, fishing,
spending time outdoors and watching the Detroit Tigers.

Bill is survived by:
2 sisters, Lorene Dittmar of Millersburg and
Delores (Richard) Bruning of Rogers City; and
several nieces and nephews,

He was preceded in death by:
his parents, William and Martha;
wife, Lois;
brother Wilfred; and
sister, Elmira Piechan.

Friends may visit at the Beck Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 until
8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m, Visitation will resume at
Immanuel Lutheran Church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. through time of his
funeral at 11:00 with Pastor Eric Voight officiating.

Interment will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church
or Hammond Bay Anglers Association in memory of William Karsten,

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William Karsten – Beck Funeral Home – Rogers City, MI