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Dustin Steven "Dusty" Karst

May 17, 1978 ~ January 27, 2018 (age 39)

Dustin Steven “Dusty” Karst

Dustin Steven “Dusty” Karst, 39, Hays, died Saturday, January 27, 2018 in an automobile accident south of Ellsworth, Kansas.

He was born May 17, 1978 in Larned, Kansas and was a graduate of Pearsall, Texas High School and attended Fort Hays State University for two years where he also was a pitcher for the Tiger’s baseball team.  He was the owner and operator of Karst Construction in Hays.  On April 25, 2015 he was united in marriage to Terra Zweygardt at the Holy Cross Shrine in Pfeifer, Kansas.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball, softball, golf, and was a talented artist and guitarist.  Dustin often joked that he was a “man of many talents and a master of none”, he deeply loved his friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Terra, of the home in Hays, two daughters; Payten Karst and Kennedy Karst, both of Hays, his parents; Tom and Mary Karst of Hays, mother and father-in-law; Lisa and Harvey Zweygardt of Wichita, one brother; TJ Karst and wife Kristen of Hays, two sisters; Jessica Karst and spouse Melissa Moffitt-Craft of Pratt, KS, and Kristy Oborny and husband Luke of Hays, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; Steven Albert Karst in December of 1996.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at The Basilica of St. Fidelis, 900 Cathedral Ave., Victoria, Kansas.  Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Tuesday and from 9:00 am until service time on Wednesday, all at The Basilica of St. Fidelis.  A parish vigil service and rosary will be at 7:15 pm on Tuesday.  Memorials are suggested to Dustin and Terra’s daughters, in care of the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays.  Condolences may be left for the family at

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