|(Monday - November
02, 2020) - Blanche M. Kersting, age 93, of Kingsford, passed away on
Monday, November 2, at Evergreen Assisted Living in Kingsford.
Blanche was born January 4, 1927 in Clearwater, Nebraska, daughter of
the late Clem and Catherine (Kurtenbach) Beierman. She married Myron
Kersting on February 10, 1948, in Dakota City, Nebraska. Blanche worked
for the Department of the Air Force in both Iowa and Michigan, for the
Department of the Army in Okinawa for three years and at the Army
Recruiting Company Headquarters for nine years, retiring from there in
1991. From 1968 to 1978 she worked as a secretary at the 700 bed William
Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. Blanche was a member of St.
Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford where she served as
both a lector and Eucharistic Minister. She was an avid seamstress most
of her life and a long time volunteer at Freeman's Nursing Home.
Blanche is survived by two sons, James Kersting of Kingsford, and
Gary (Teresa) Kersting of Boyne City, Michigan; a stepdaughter, Joanne
Baker of Sioux City, Iowa; six grandchildren, Laura Kersting and Steve
(Leah) Kersting of Gaylord, Michigan, James, Mikayla and Kevin Kersting
of Boyne City, and Emily (Gideon) Ladd of Colorado Springs, Colorado;
and four great-grandchildren, Gideon and Levi Ladd of Colorado Springs
and Danielle and Declan Kersting of Gaylord.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, Myron, in 2005; her parents, Clem and Catherine
Beierman of Osmond, Nebraska; two brothers, Harold (Bernice) Beierman of
Albion, Nebraska and Vernie Beierman of Oakland, Nebraska; father-in-law
and mother-in-law, John and Elizabeth Kersting of Sioux City, Iowa; an
infant son, Terry Lynn Kersting; also nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held on Friday, November 6, from 10:00 to 11:30
AM at the Erickson-Rochon Nash Funeral Home. A funeral mass will follow
at 12:00 Noon at St. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Kingsford.
Fr. Michael Woempner will offer the Mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be in Dickinson County Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Queen of Peace Church or St.
Judes Children's Hospital.
A special thank you to Dr. John
Loewen for his kind and compassionate care since 1979. She considered
him not only her doctor but her friend. Also, a thank you to her special
"angels," Lilly Kehoe and Jane Moroni for their special friendship and
Condolences may be expressed to the family of Blanche
Kersting online at:
The family has entrusted the
Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the funeral