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John Joseph Karsten
1983 - 2016
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John Joseph Karsten, 32, a lifelong Platteville resident, died Feb. 12, 2016, of heart failure, secondary to Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 130 W. Cedar St. Platteville, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Platteville.  Visitation will be 5 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, where there will be a parish rosary at 4:30 p.m. led by the Knights of Columbus, at 8 p.m. there will be a prayer service.  Online condolences can be made at

A complete obituary is in the February 17, 2016 issue of The Platteville Journal.