60 Years: Jerome and Doris Kerstiens

Jerome and Doris Kerstiens are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on May 31. Jerome Kerstiens of Ferdinand, and Doris (Leisman) Kerstiens of St. Anthony were united in marriage on May 31, 1961, at St. Anthony Catholic Church with the reception at the Calumet. They currently reside in Jasper, IN along side their two sons Bart Kerstiens and Todd Kerstiens. Their daughter Beth Romero resides in Virginia with her Husband Joaquin.

To celebrate their anniversary, the Kerstiens Family has planned a vacation to Miami with their kids, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. They will use this time to reminisce on the memories made over the past 60 years and reward Doris for putting up with Jerome’s antics.Jerome and Doris built their first home together in 1961 and founded Kerstiens Homes shortly after. They come from humble beginnings as Jerome refers to on their first several homes built, “Doris mixed and carried the mud, and I laid the block.” Thousands of homes, apartments, and offices later, Kerstiens Homes and Designs, Inc is still flourishing today with the leadership of Todd and Bart. Jerome and Doris have since stepped down, enjoying their time at the cattle farm and spending time with family.


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