Karst Sr. Robert William Karst, Sr., age 81, passed on February 12, 2013 at his home in the company of friends and family.
Bob was raised in Columbus, Ohio and grew up in the restaurant business. The Karst Family owned and operated the Broad-Nel Restaurant and Bob learned from his father the joy of hospitality.
A graduate of Gahanna High School and a veteran of the Korean War.
Bob was fortunate to enjoy a very colorful life, a long time employee of the Kahiki Restaurant and Wine Cellar restaurant in Columbus, Ohio.
Bob enjoyed Elvis Presley, loved to play cards and was always there when you needed him.
Bob retired in 1999 and spent the rest of his life in the company of his wife, Mary, his children and grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his brothers Johnny, George, and daughter Kathy (Pabst) and is survived by his wife of 45 years, Mary; sister, Virginia (Hunter); sons, Robert Jr. and Patti, Tommy and Joyce, Danny (Mcquirt) and Patty; daughter, Sandy (Darrah); grandsons, Billy, Brandon, Shilo, Max, Sam, Alex, Patrick, Matthew; granddaughters, Britni, Stephanie; great-grandchildren, Logan, Lillie and Julian. Friends are invited to attend a memorial on March 1, 2013 at EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 4171 E. Livingston Ave.
Visitation from 3-4 p.m.
Memorial service will be at 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you make a donation to Hospice or a Columbus, Ohio charity of your choice . www.evansfuneralhome.net