August 27, 1941 ~ April 16, 2022
Born in: Yankton, SD
Resided in: Pueblo West, CO
Kit Kary Karstens, 81, passed away April 16, 2022. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Peaker) Karstens; brothers, Kaylord and Kyle (Wanda); sister, Kathy (Craig) Christopherson of Montana; sister-in-law, Nody (Bill) Davis; brother-in-law, Keith (Cheryl) Peaker of Pueblo; and many nephews and nieces.
Kit was born to Emil and Dorothy Karstens on Aug. 27, 1941, in Yankton, S.D. He graduated from Boulder High School and Western State, served in the U.S. Army, was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam war and was an accountant at SCST College and PCC.
Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. At Kit’s request there will be no services. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com
I worked for Kit at SRDA as his payroll clerk,from 1980 to 1984. Kit was a good boss and great teacher. My husband suffered an on the job injury that demanded my absence from the job for 3 months. Kit kept my job open by doing my work until I returned. I never forgot his hard work and his kindness during an awful time in my life. God be with you till we meet again!
I had both the pleasure and honor to have known Kit as a friend for over 50 years. I met him while both of us were students at Western State College in Gunnison, CO (now known as Western State University). Later, Kit was working in LA for a CPA firm, and I needed an employee in the Business Office at Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo. I was able to contact Kit and he moved back to CO to work with me. We both moved to different locations but kept in touch. Kit was one of those friends that you did not have to see or talk to every day, but we could just pick up our conversation again as though no time had passed. One of the things we could relate to is a 1940 Packard convertible which I got from Kit and still treasure today. Kit was a good friend, and I will miss the contacts we had, and the memories will last.