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  • Evelyn June Kersten

  • Evelyn June Kersten, 88, of Rochelle, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL.


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  • Evelyn June Kersten, 88, of Rochelle, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL.
    She was born June 3, 1924, in Sublette, Ill., the daughter of Henry W. and Margaret Politsch Leifheit. She graduated from Mendota High School. She married Verlis H. Kersten Oct. 21, 1945, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Dixon, Ill. He preceded her in death in 2006.
    Evelyn farmed with her husband south of Rochelle for 51 years retiring in 1986 and moving to Rochelle. Evelyn was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rochelle, Ill., where she served as choir mother and Sunday school teacher.
    Evelyn is survived by a son, Dale C. (Jan) Kersten, Carthage, Mo., and a daughter, Marilyn I. (Dennis) Doolan, Valrico, Fla.; a granddaughter, Mandy (Jason) Kersten Hayungs, Fredericksburg, Va.; and two great-grandsons, Parker C. and Logan D. Hayungs, Fredericksburg, Va.
    Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19 at Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle, Ill., with Chaplain Judy Williams officiating. Visitation will be Monday, June 18 from 5-7 p.m.
    Burial is at Lawnridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Hospice and Home or Rochelle Community Hospital Foundation. Online guest book at www.ungerhorner.com

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