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Kyle J. Kersten

Kyle, aged 55 of Hollywood, CA, died unexpectedly on 7-8-13. He was born on 6-16-58 in Eau Claire, Wis. In the late 60's the family moved to Appleton. He graduate from A.H.S West in 1976. Kyle enjoyed old movies, music, acting and journalism. Kyle was employed at the T.C.M. Movie channel. He is survived by his mother Joan Kersten, Appleton and brother Kent, Appleton, God mother Jean Lewis of Eau Claire, good friend Lee Jay Favor of N.Y.C and his good friends at T.C.M. He was preceded in death by his father Donald Kersten, his maternal grandparents John and Marjorie Pritchard, his paternal grandparents William and Alene Kersten.

Upon Kyle's request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.




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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Jul. 21, 2013.
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February 6, 2014
I worked with Kyle at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Him and I were always talking about classic cinema. I will always remember him as one of the most interesting people I have come across in this life. So sad to hear of his passing.
February 3, 2014
Rest In Peace Kyle.
Ange Smith
July 27, 2013
Joan & Kent,
We were so surprised to learn of Kyle's passing. You have our sympathy.
Your old neighbors--Rod, Kathy and Family
Rod and Kathy Wendt
July 26, 2013
Kyle was a sweet, dear friend in high school at Appleton West. He was a great dance partner in swing choir and at disco bars! I have thought of him often over the years and am so sorry to here he has passed away. He is missed.
Jane Woznicki Rink
July 23, 2013
Kyle & I were friends during our high school years, riding the bus together from our north Appleton neighborhood and sharing lots of laughs. My most sincere condolences to his family. May warm memories of Kyle help fill the emptiness his passing leaves.
Ann Kronschnabel-Pierre
July 22, 2013
Joan - We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Joyce and Ken Drace
July 22, 2013
Kyle was one of the first and most knowledgeable individuals I came to know on the TCM Message Boards. His keen eye, generosity, and fair-minded attitude brought more than a touch of civility and kindness to a world sorely in need of both. My condolences to all of his family and friends, as well as those of us who only had the privilege to know him online. RIP, friend.
Moira Finnie
July 21, 2013
Joan and Kent, I am so very sorry for the loss of your son and brother. Know there is another angel looking down upon you. My Deepest Condolences, Lisa Blohm
Lisa Blohm
July 21, 2013
We are so sorry to hear of your loss Joan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love and God bless, Joe and Kathy Helf
July 20, 2013
I knew Mr. Kersten through his intelligent and knowledgeable posts to the Turner Classic Movies Message Board.
A nice man and a great loss to the Turner Classic Movies community.
My condolences to his family and friends.
Randy Meingast
July 19, 2013
Kyle was so kind to me through the years on the message boards. He was gracious, encouraging and thoughtful. I'll miss him.
My condolences to the family.
Chris Taylor
July 19, 2013
Kyle Kersten was a wonderful friend to TCM, its Message Boards Members, and classic film lovers around the world. His expertise and encyclopeidic knowledge will be missed. God bless him, and his family. Rest In Peace, dear Kyle.
Christy Putnam
July 17, 2013
Kyle was my dear, dear friend. I met him over eight years ago through the TCM message boards and we became best buddies. My deepest condolences to his mother and family.
Lynn Zook
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