Walter Kerscher

Walter F. Kerscher

Walter Frank Kerscher, 94, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at his home on February 11, 2013. He was born on November 2, 1918, to Leo and Mathilda (Alexander) Kerscher. On November 25, 1944, he married Kathleen "Katie" Schilling in Maplewood. Walter worked for Algoma Hardwoods until his retirement in 1980.

He is survived by five children, Lee (Diane) Kerscher, Sussex, WI; Dianne (Rick) Zirbel, Sturgeon Bay; Ronald (Louise) Kerscher; Antioch, CA; Mark (Cindy) Kerscher and Monica (Blaine) Guilette, all of Sturgeon Bay; fourteen grandchildren, Mary, Karen, Richard, Dana, Ronnie, Chastity, Jamie, Craig, Jaci, Zachary, Adam, Katie, Michaela, and Jacob; six great-grandchildren, Jeremy, Amanda, Emily, Samuel, Mia and Mathew; one brother-in-law, Brownie Little, Sturgeon Bay; one sister-in-law, Mildred Schilling, Portland, OR.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call on Friday from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home ( in Sturgeon Bay and on Saturday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. A prayer service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening. Memorials may be directed to St. John Bosco School or Corpus Christi Church.

Published in Kewaunee County Star-News on Feb. 16, 2013