Edward Leroy Kersten, Jr.

Belden Larkin Funeral Home

Edward Leroy Kersten, Jr.

Edward Leroy Kersten, Jr., was born in Leavenworth on July 5, 1931 and passed away on June 28, 2021 in Fresno, California. Ed graduated from Immaculata High School in 1949. He served in the U S Navy from 1950 to 1954 and moved to California when he was discharged.

Ed worked with his father installing heating units in San Francisco until he found a job as a tire salesman that resulted in his move to Fresno in 1958. He worked in sales for large companies until 1978 when he became a self-employed wholesale tire salesman.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Edward L. and Frances Kersten Sr., and his wife Jean of 50 years. He is survived by his sister Eileen Sturgis, Leavenworth, his 3 children, Lawrence, Mike, and Susan Kersten and 2 stepchildren, Norman Nelson and Cathy Gordon. 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

Ed enjoyed being in the Knights of Columbus and did many services for his church, St. Anthony of Padua.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Posted online on July 22, 2021