Donald L. Kerstiens, 53, Ferdinand

Donald L. Kerstiens, 53, of Ferdinand, died Monday, February 17, at his home. He was born in Jasper December 17, 1966, to Leroy P. and  Alene H. (Gudorf) Kerstiens. He married Sheila Gehlhausen February 13, 1988, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Donald was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church, and its St. Joseph Sodality. He was a member of the Forest Park Class of 1985 and worked as a lineman at Dubois R.E.C. for 23 years. He was a member of Jasper Outdoor Recreation Club and enjoyed his German Shepherds, motorcycles, grilling, helping on the family farm, and fixing things. He was a fan of Notre Dame football.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila Kerstiens; two sons, Cameron Kerstiens and fiance’ Mariah and Kyle Kerstiens, all of Ferdinand; one daughter, Katlyn Kerstiens and fiance’ Dillon, Jasper; one grandson, Kayden Kerstiens; his parents, Leroy and Alene Kerstiens, Ferdinand; two sisters, Vickie Rountree and husband Tony, Jasper, and Jeni Kerstiens, Indianapolis; and two brothers, Tim Kerstiens and wife Julie, Huntingburg, and Steven Kerstiens, Ferdinand.

Friends may call from 9-10 a.m. Saturday at St. Ferdinand Church. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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