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403 North Main Street
Hailey, ID 83333
Phone: 208-788-2244
Fax: 208-788-4792
Elaine Karst

Elaine Karst (Haar)

Friday, July 30th, 1943 - Monday, June 7th, 2021
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Elaine was born in Bowdle, South Dakota to Ernest and Hulda Haar.

Bill and Elaine met at school where he was known for driving cars too fast and she was homecoming queen. One night he asked to hold her hand at a party and he has been holding her hand ever since. The two love birds married on April 11, 1964 and moved to Idaho in 1966 to be near Elaine’s parents and the mountains.

Bill and Elaine had four children and in 1975 they moved to Bellevue with Grandma Haar where they continued to establish the family business, played active roles in the Labor Day celebrations and later maintained the Bellevue Cemetery. After years of service Bill and Elaine were inducted into the Sawtooth Snowmobile Club Hall of Fame in 1984. When the time came, they hung up their snow shovels and headed to Arizona with their good friends Pat and Faye Barker and Roy Burr for warmer weather and beautiful sunsets. Elaine enjoyed sunshine in the day, nights by the campfire and having company visit to see the decorated desert.

If our kitchen table could talk, it would tell you that Elaine was the shining light of our village. She loved having family and friends over filling the house with laughter, slow dancing with Bill in the kitchen, having a Friday on the back deck and brownies ready for the grandkids. Her front door was always open. You may have entered as a stranger but you would get a famous hug just the same and would leave as a friend.

Elaine’s favorite song was I Hope you Dance. Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance, and when you get the choice to sit it out or dance….. I hope you dance.

She peacefully passed in her sleep next to the love of her life of 57 years, Bill Karst. She is also survived by her children Don (Kelly) Karst of Bellevue, Dale (Linda) Karst of Caldwell, Dan (Cindy) Karst of Bellevue and Darla (Ed) Schrock of Boise. Her grandchildren Karissa (Nicole) Schrock of Meridian, Niky Robles of Boise, Matt (Olesea) Schrock of Tacoma, Giovonni Rodriguez of Caldwell, Tasha (Lenny) Millward of Boise, Amanda (Frank) Suwanrit of Bellevue, Jessie (Ryker) Brady of Kuna, Ashley (Keifer) Klauser of Twin Falls, Mihaela Karst of Boise, Sebastian Morford of Boise, Devin Karst of Moscow and eight great grandchildren as well as hundreds who called her Ma Karst (not Mrs. Karst) and Grandma.

I LOVE YOU MORE and don't do anything I wouldn't do.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, July 31st, 2021 | 3:00pm
    Saturday, July 31st, 2021 3:00pm
    Bellevue City Park
    Third Avenue North at Cedar Street
    BELLEVUE, ID 83313
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    Celebration of Life

    July 31,2021

    Bellevue City Park

    Ceremony starts at 3:00.

    Dinner to follow.
  • Interment

    Cremation under the care of Wood River Chapel
    403 N. Main Street
    HAILEY, ID 83333
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Emily Branen

Posted at 04:02pm
Its so very true, your house truly was open to all and we all felt so very welcome and happy there! I don't think I ever saw Elaine mad but I'll bet that little lady was super feisty when she had to be. I just remember her smiling and laughing all the time and being so proud and happy with her family. I'm so sad for your loss, Bill, and the entire family's loss. The world lost one great lady when Elaine passed! Love - Emily Boller

Marcella walz

Posted at 12:47pm

Oh my Elaine! How special you were in my life! The times spent at each other’s house and sharing every Sunday together are deeply imbedded in my heart of hearts! We were taught the love of God and family times together. Loving thots of homemade root beer in the water tank and the little dollie with the broken neck that we both liked because it was like holding a precious baby❤️ Our love to all of you and Bill as we walk the road the Lord wants us to walk until we see her again.


Gordon Vert Posted at 06:56pm

Many good times fond memories over the years growing up in Bellevue Elaine will be missed.Sorry for your loss.

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