SHAMOKIN — Forrest J. Kerstetter, 77, of 2153 Upper Road, went home to be with Jesus, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Coal Township. He was a guest there for one week.
Born Jan. 6, 1935, in West Cameron Township, he was a son of the late Norman E. and Leona M. (Long) Kerstetter.
Forrest was a lifetime resident of West Cameron Township. He attended West Cameron School and was a graduate of Trevorton High School.
On Jan. 24, 1959, in Bethel Union Chapel, West Cameron, he married the former Betty Jane Kramer, who preceded him in death March 18, 1993.
Early in his life he worked at the former Mandata Poultry Plant and retired as a bank teller at Northern Central Bank, Shamokin.
Forrest and his wife, Betty Jane, were the founders of The Kerstetter Family Ministry, who traveled the east coast with their family, sharing the Gospel through music and testimony.
Forrest attended Bethel Union Chapel, West Cameron.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Surviving are a son, Forrest Kerstetter Jr., of West Cameron; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wendy Wehry, and her husband, Randy, of Northumberland, and Kerry Seger, and her husband, Jamie, of West Cameron; a daughter-in-law, Neta Kerstetter, of West Cameron; 11 grandchildren, Shawn Kerstetter, and his wife, Brittanie, Jenna Kerstetter, Jared, Janessa, Jessalynn, Joshua, and Jourdan Wehry, Wayde and Skylar Kerstetter, and Seth and Kinsley Seger, and also nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bradley J. Kerstetter; a brother, Blaine Kerstetter, and three sisters, Mildred Wolfe, Anna Falck, and Phyllis Spotts.
KERSTETTER — Forrest J. Kerstetter, 77, of 2153 Upper Road, Shamokin. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday at Bethel Union Chapel, West Cameron, with the Revs. Dave Butler and Samuel Derr officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Forrest's memory to Bethel Union Chapel, 3449 Upper Road, Shamokin 17872. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Robert G. Foust Jr., Funeral Home, 841 W. Shamokin St., Trevorton.
Published by The News Item from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2012.