Friday, May 25, 2012
2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
3221 N. Newton St.
Jasper, IN 47546
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Celestine, IN 47521
Dateline Celestine, Indiana
Elmore G. Kerstiens, age 83 , passed away at 5:25 a.m. today , Wednesday, (May 23, 2012) in Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center in Jasper.
He was born September 25, 1928 at Mariah Hill, Indiana to Herman and Frances (Fleck) Kerstiens. He married Catherine Vonderheide on September 25, 1951 at Holy Family Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on October 16, 1999.
Elmore retired from the former Jasper Seating Company in Jasper where he had worked for many years.
He is a member of St. Celestine Catholic Church and the Jasper Outdoor Recreation Association.
His enjoyment was working his goat farm and wood working.
Mrs. Tom (Rose) Goeppner, Jasper, IN
Mrs. Bill (Donna) Verkamp, French Lick, IN
Mrs. Jeff (Mary) Houchin, Ferdinand, IN
Louise Allen, Jasper, IN
Mrs. Mike (Carol) Vailles, Huntingburg, IN
Mrs. Doug (Joline) Pancake, Velpen, IN
Mike Kerstiens both of Portersville, IN
Charles Kerstiens and spouse Kim,
Robert Kerstiens and spouse Penny,both of Celestine, IN
Dave Kerstiens , Dubois, IN
John Kerstiens, Jasper, IN
Mark Kerstiens and spouse Vada, Salem, IN
26 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren
Preceding him in death besides his wife is one son Tom and two brothers, Linus and Raymond Kerstiens and one granddaughter.
Services for Elmore G. Kerstiens will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday (May 26, 2012) in St. Celestine Catholic Church with burial to follow in St. Celestine Cemetery.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday (May 25, 2012) at the Becher-Kluesner North Chapel in Jasper.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Celestine Catholic Church or to a favorite charity.