Karl Walter Konst, 62, Vero Beach

Karl Walter Konst, 62, of Vero Beach, died July 13, 2009, at his home. He was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and lived in Vero Beach for 28 years, coming from Mariastein, Ohio.Before retirement in 2000, he was science teacher and girls basketball coach at Gifford Middle School for 19 years. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Vero Beach. He was a graduate of Ohio State University.

Survivors include his son, John Konst, of Akron, Ohio; brothers, Wayne Konst, of Peoria, Ariz., and James Harlan, of Delphos, Ohio; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sylvia Konst, in 1998.Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church, 2206 16th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. July 23 at Crestlawn Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted by the Sebastian Area Veterans Honor Guard.Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.

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