Leo M. Kerstein

Nov. 19, 1915 - Feb. 29, 2008

Leo M. Kerstein of Waukesha died Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at Markesan Resident Home in Markesan at age 92. He was born Nov. 19, 1915, in Mukwonago, to Frank and Bertha Kerstein.

He was a 1933 graduate of Mukwonago High School. Leo proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married the former Margaret Patey in Waukesha on June 28, 1946. He had worked as a painter, but most recently he worked at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the facility maintenance department. He was an avid golfer and golfed at Moor Downs and Browns Lake. He enjoyed seeing the group of golfers for the morning round at Moor Downs. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Waukesha.

He will be sadly missed by his daughter, Kathleen (Robert) Moore, and son, Charles Kerstein, both of Waukesha. He was the dear grandfather of Patrick and Samuel Kerstein, both of Waukesha, Jason (Katie) Moore of Richfield and Shelly (Paul) Flaten-Moore of Ixonia and great-grandfather of Caleb and Caden Flaten of Ixonia. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law, Myrt Hubman of Waukesha and Verna North of Burlington, and nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret, on May 14, 2004; brothers, Frank, Edward, Rudy and Henry; and sisters, Clara Mitten, Mary Roberts and Helen Wittag.

Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, March 3, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services, with full military honors, will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery office.

Memorials may be made to Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.