LeRoy E. Kirchstein

LeRoy E. Kirchstein, 74, of Sheboygan, went to be with his Loard and Savior Jesus Christ, surrounded by his family on Friday evening, June 12, 2009, at the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

He was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Baraboo, a son of the late William and Natalie (nee Esther) Walulik Kirchstein. He graduated from Sauk City High School. He then attended Madison Business College and became a licensed CPA.

On May 5, 1956, he married Esther Rasmussen at the Church of the Open Door in Milwaukee. The couple made their home in Milwaukee where he worked as an accountant and controller. They moved to Cedarburg in 1967, and then moved to West Bend, coming to the Plymouth area in 1992.

LeRoy became a born-again Christian in 1971. He was active in the Grafton Baptist Church and then the First Baptist Church in West Bend, using his financial expertise for the church. LeRoy became an ordained pastor while attending the Bible Baptist Church and spent the last 15 years at Faith Baptist Church in Plymouth. LeRoy’s love for his Lord kept him witnessing to many.

LeRoy will be remembered for his faithful service to the Lord and witty sense of humor.

Survivors include his wife, Esther; two sons, Dana and David, both of Sheboygan; his son-in-law, Ken of Madison; six grandchildren, Micah Korthals, Chelsea Kirchstein, Courtney Kirchstein (fiancˇe, Adam Corona), Joel (Bobbie) Kirchstein, Benjamin (Connie) Kirchstein and Daniel (Ka Lia) Kirchstein; three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Naomi and Tydus Kirchstein; two sisters, Arlene (Terry) Duhr of Madison and Mona (David) Burdick of Baraboo.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debra, and hs brother, William.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2009, at 1 p.m. at the Faith Baptist Church in Plymouth. The Rev. David Kimmel will officiate. Burial will be in the Greenbush Cemetry. Friends may call at the Wittkopp-Schneider Funeral Home in Plymouth on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and at the church on Wednesday from noon until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in LeRoy’s name for the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.wittkoppschneider.com.