MERLE EUGENE KERSTEN
March 16, 2022
Merle Eugene Kersten, beloved son of Amos and Bertha Kersten, was born in Logan, Iowa, on November 18, 1925,
and went Home to his Lord on March 5, 2022, at the age of 96.
Born on a small farm in southwest Iowa, he left his farm roots to enlist in the ROTC program at Park College in
Kansas City. While in the ROTC, he met the love of his life, Billie Burgess Kersten. He, and then Billie, transferred to
Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he completed his degree in civil engineering. He served his
country as an officer in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. While awaiting ove...