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Kersten, Esther H. (Nelson) 1907-1997


Posted By: The Larsons
Date: 4/18/2012 at 18:58:11

Esther Harriet Kersten, 89, of McGregor passed away May 21, 1997. Esther was born July 12, 1907 to Nels and Mary (DeHaven) Nelson in McGregor. She was baptized on August 25, 1907 and confirmed on June 19, 1921. She attended school in McGregor. On November 19, 1927, Esther was united in marriage with Lawrence "Larry" Kersten in Elkader. The couple farmed for many years on Pleasant Ridge.

Esther worked as a nurses aid at the McGregor Hospital and also in Prairie du Chien.

Preceding her in death was her husband Larry, in 1973; her parents, and two sisters, Charlotte and Naomi. Esther is survived by her son, Rex, of Maquoketa, Iowa; her daughter, Jane Stevens, of Hammond, Indiana; six grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.

Services were held May 24, 1997 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in McGregor with Rev. Greg Eilers officiating. Burial was in the First Lutheran Cemetery in McGregor. Thornburg-Hanson Funeral Home of McGregor assisted the family with the arrangements.

~scrapbook news clipping


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