Milan H. Kersten
Milan Henry Kersten, 83, Wittenberg, died on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital, Weston.
He was born on February 24, 1931 in the town of Wittenberg, the son of the late Henry and Anna (Harke) Kersten.
Milan was a United States Army Veteran serving in the Korean War from 1951-1953. He was a member of the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post #502 for over 50 years. On October 1, 1955, Milan was united in marriage to Vian Long in Wittenberg. She survives.
Milan worked at the former Morning Glory Farm's of Wittenberg for 43 years, retiring in 1993. He was a Volunteer Fireman for the Wittenberg Fire Department for many years, retiring in 1991. He was also a member of the Wittenberg Fish and Game Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Milan was a faithful member of Redeemer Lutheran Church Wittenberg and loved people and having fun. He also had the honor to attend the Never Forgotten Honor Flight on October 22, 2012.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Vian, Wittenberg; two sons, Tom (Karen) Kersten, Eland and Tim (Dawn) Kersten, Marshfield; four grandchildren, Brian (Lindsey) Kersten, Mosinee, Stephanie (Mike) Maciejewski, Pulaski and Kyle and Travis Kersten, Marshfield; four great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Emilie Maciejewski and August and Archer Kersten. Milan's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were very important to him.
Milan was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Allen and Rolland and two sisters, Ardell Lex and Vernetta Kersten.
A memorial service will be held at 11AM on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. Rev. Amy Meyer will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Wittenberg with military rites conducted by the American Legion. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9AM until the time of service at the church.
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. The family guestbook and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com
Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home
401 W. College Ave Wittenberg, WI 54499
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on July 29, 2014