Frank James Kersten, age 33, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday May, 5th 2021. Frank was born April 23rd 1988 in Neenah Wisconsin, the first born of two twin boys, to Jennifer (MacArthur) and Curt Kersten. Frank enjoyed spending his free time in the gym, he liked to be with his friends and family, but most of all he loved to be with his son. There were, and remain very few things above him. Frank liked doing any and all things with him, from going to Zoo’s, parks, swimming, or sledding, the list is endless. He enjoyed listening to music, taking pictures, selfies, making memories, and was the life of any social gathering. He had an infectious laugh. One that was so loud and so big, you couldn’t help but laugh with him, even on your worst days. Frank was a big kid, whose big heart, and vibrant energy is truly irreplaceable, he will forever be missed. He was a wonderful, genuine, person who wore his heart on his sleeve. He would do anything for the ones he loved. You never even had to ask. He had the ability to see the best in everyone. Frank was good at many things, but he excelled at being a father. These words say a lot but they really do no justice in describing who he was entirely.
Frank is preceded in death by his Grandfather Lloyd Kersten. He is survived by his son Connor, Girlfriend Celena Stevens (Sheboygan Falls) and her children Bryanna, Tyler, Tyson, and Brooklyn. Mother, Jennifer and Wally MacArthur (Appleton). Father, Curt and Cindy Kersten (Waupaca). Sister Terry and Travis Howard their children Jaden, Kailey, Dalton and Logan (Appleton). His twin brother Charles and Ashely Kersten and their children Braydon, Hayden, Graecie and Emerie (Neenah). Grandparents, numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousin and an endless list of friends and coworkers.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at the Wichmann Funeral Home (537 n. superior st. Appleton) the showing will be from 9 am to 12 pm, immediately following will be the service, the burial at 1:30 pm at St. Margaret Cemetery (North st. Neenah). We will have a celebration of life after laying him to rest in his final resting place, at Smith Park (Menasha, Doty Island). We want to thank everyone for their donations and will be using the remainder of everything collected to set up a trust fund for his son, Connor.
“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”