ASHTON — Rae J. Kersten, 73, of Ashton passed away at his home with his family by his side on March 15, 2013.
He was born on June 15, 1939 in Dixon, to the late Raymond and Rogene ( Krug ) Kersten. He was a graduate of Ashton High School Class of 1957, he served his country with the U.S. Army during Viet Nam era (1962-1964.)
He married Sherryl Engelkes on Feb. 12, 1967.
He worked for Lee F.S. “Black Hawk.” He was the Bradford Township Road Commissioner for 23 years, a trustee for the Ashton Fire Dept. and farmed the family farm from 1964 to 1993. He was loved by so many and will be missed.
He is survived by his loving wife, Sherryl; his children, Michelle Ramirez of Ashton, Lori Talley of Amboy and Mike Kersten of Ashton. He is also survived by his precious grandchildren, Kristin, Alexis, Jamey and Nathaniel.
He is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Nancy Kersten.
A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Beverage Lyons family Funeral Home, 601 Richardson Avenue, Ashton. Interment will follow at Ashton Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, March 19 from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.