Bonnie K. Kersten, age 69, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 with her family by her side. She was born on January 6, 1946 to Adolph and Edith (Goettlicher) Krueger. She was received into Christ's Kingdom of Grace through Holy Baptism on January 27, 1946. After being instructed in the truths of God's Word, she was confirmed on April 10, 1960. Bonnie attended St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran in 1964. She married Raymond Kersten on May 31, 1969 and they spent 46 years together. Bonnie was a lifelong member at St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton. She enjoyed working at the church's School Office for 25 years and the Childcare Center for 2 years.
Bonnie loved to play the accordion and organ for friends and family. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, and supporting the Lutheran Vanguard of Wisconsin Marching Band. Bonnie was an avid Packer fan and was proud to be able to attend the Ice Bowl. She was loved dearly by her family and friends, and she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her husband Ray Kersten, Appleton; daughter Janet (boyfriend Bob Tegge) Kersten, Appleton; brothers and sisters-in-law: Leta Krueger, Greenville; Charlotte (Adolph) Bloy, Kaukauna; Joan Jaeckels, Kaukauna; Marion Zwick, Montana; Clarence Bowers, Kaukauna; Betty Kersten, Appleton; Bob (Mary) Kersten, Mountain; and Mike (Carrie) Kersten, Florida; many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; brother Charles Krueger; mother and father-in-law Josephine and Albert Kersten; sister-in-law, Nancy Bowers; and brother-in-law Jim Jaeckels.
The funeral service for Bonnie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday August 15, 2015 at ST. PAUL EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 302 N. Morrison Street, Appleton, with Rev. Kenneth L. Frey officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. She will be laid to rest at Highland Memorial Park.
Bonnie's family would like to thank Community Care and ThedaCare Hospice for all of their wonderful care.
In my Father's house are many rooms: if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going to prepare a place for you. John 14:2