NEW MIDDLETOWN - Richard "Dick" Herman Kersten, 81, of New Middletown, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Northside Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 17, 1931, in Youngstown, the son of the late Herman and Mildred (Gaughan) Kersten.
Mr. Kersten graduated from Canfield High School in 1951 and served in the United States Air Force. He was employed as a foreman for Metal Carbides before retiring. He served as an elder at the Old Springfield United Church of Christ.
Mr. Kersten was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy (Rotar) Kersten.
Survivors include two daughters; JoMarie Orr, of New Middletown, and Susan Ricketts, of New Springfield; two sons: Robert Jackson of Gulf Breeze, Fla., and Jeffrey Jackson, of Ormond Beach, Fla.; and one sister: Joan Music of South Carolina. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the Old Springfield Church of Christ, in Petersburg.
Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Wednesday at the Old Springfield Church of Christ.
Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsville was entrusted with the arrangements.