Paula Jean Kersten | 1935-2017

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017

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Paula Kersten

Paula Jean Kersten, 82, of Runaway Bay, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Weatherford.

Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at St. Johns Catholic Church in Bridgeport. Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday at the church, officiated by Father Roque Gonsalves.

Paula was born April 22, 1935, in Detroit to Howard Paul and Amelia Martha (Lama) Siehl. She married Lawrence E. Kersten Jan. 30, 1954, in Detroit. The couple were married for 61 years, until he died in 2015.

Paula was a member of the Runaway Bay City Council. She volunteered with the hospital auxiliary at Wise Health System in Decatur for several years and was also involved with the golf association in Runaway Bay, the Red Hat Society and numerous other organizations throughout her lifetime.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents; and her beloved husband.

She is survived by her children, Pamela Green and husband, Denis, of San Marcos, Laura Belcher and husband, Jack, of Paradise, Lisa Ellerbrook of Weatherford, and Loren Kersten and wife, Tana, of Haslet; grandchildren Annaleah, Jessica, Kristen, William, Kyle, Kaitlynn, Emily, Danie and Kolby; and great-grandchildren Keegan, Abigail, Leeland, Mason, Brock, Allie, Grayson, Evelyn and Logan.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

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