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In Memory of Todd Kersten

Gathering of Family and Friends

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday July 2, 2019
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday July 3, 2019
Redeemer Lutheran Church
1097 Scott Rd.
Burkhardt WI, 54016

Todd C. Kersten, age 49, passed away unexpectedly in his sleep, Thursday, June 27, 2019 at his residence in Somerset, WI. Todd was born on July 25, 1969, the son of Charles and Linda (Stein) Kersten. He graduated from Hudson High School with the class of 1987, and went on to attend vocational school at Colorado Aero Tech. On October 8, 2005, he was united in marriage to LeAnn Joel at First Lutheran Church in Somerset, WI. Todd and LeAnn loved taking trips, camping, snowmobiling, going to their cabin, and visiting family in Arizona. Todd loved spoiling LeAnn.

Todd loved watching the Packers, Wild, and playing hockey. Todd started working for Comcast in ‘93 and has worked for 26 years, in various positions, starting with install and working up to management. Todd and LeAnn bought a cabin on Bone Lake, and loved spending time entertaining family and friends. Todd loved being on the pontoon boat in the summer, and snowmobiling in the winter. He loved telling jokes, playing pranks, and getting a laugh. He was generous with his time, and would help any friend or family member in need. Although he could have a tough shell, he was a marshmallow on the inside. We will miss his smile, laugh, caring nature, and inappropriate comments.

Todd will remain in the hearts of his wife, LeAnn Kersten; parents, Charles and Linda Kersten; siblings, Lisa (Dano) Lukitsch and their daughter, Megan, as well as Kelly (Bill) Benning and their children Kersten and Sydney; parents-in-law, Maurice (Ike) & Patricia Joel; brother-in-law, Bret (Kristy) Joel and their children, Hayley, Alyssa, Brayden, and Solomon; as well as other extended family and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Thorburn & Ruby Stein and Bernard & Gert Kersten; and nephew, Mark Lukitsch.

A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 4 to 8 PM on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, WI, as well as one hour prior to the church service on Wednesday. A Memorial Service for Todd will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Redeemer Lutheran Church of Burkhardt, WI.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson.

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    • Todd will be missed. He was always a good friend and co-worker. He always wanted to help! Will always remember the good times.

    • I am so sorry for your loss. Todd was always a big help and a good friend, and will be missed.
      My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

    • LeAnn, Chuck, Linda, Lisa, Dan, Meg, Kelly, Bill, Syd and Kirsten- we are so sorry for your loss. Todd is fishing with Mark now. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs to all of you. Love, Angel and Dennis

    • Lisa and family,

      I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers!