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Karsten L. Nettles

Karsten L. Nettles, 83, passed away at Hot Springs Health, August 11, 2021, in Thermopolis.

He was born February 24, 1938, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Denver and Vivian (Free) Nettles. Following high school he served in the US Army from 1957-1961.

On April 8, 1957 he married Mary LaRue Hobbs in Elko, Nev. Prior to her death, the couple was married 52 years. A mechanic, Karsten was employed by Chopping Chevrolet, Vicklund Car Clinic, UPS and Marathon Oil. In addition, he operated a wrecker service and Karsten’s Auto Works.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and tinkering with all trucks, cars and tools. If someone needed a part for an auto, Karsten most likely could supply it.

He is survived by his children, Lynn (Sue) Nettles of Nevada, Debby (Bob) Milek and Tammy (Rick) Redland, both of Thermopolis; brothers, Tony of Thermopolis and Mike of Evanston; grandchildren, Ryan Redland, Kelsey Tobin, Shawn and Karsten Milek and Kristina Hart; and four great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by brothers, Justin and Casey; sisters, Judy, Karen and Penny; and his parents.

Interment of cremains will be held at a later date in Idaho.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Messages may be sent to


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