Donald L. Kerstiens, 53, Ferdinand

Donald L. Kerstiens, 53, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020, at his home in Ferdinand.

Donald was born December 17, 1966, in Jasper to Leroy P. and Alene H. (Gudorf) Kerstiens. He was united in marriage to Sheila Gehlhausen on February 13, 1988, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Donald was a member of Christ the King Parish_St. Ferdinand Church, and its St. Joseph’s Sodality.

He was a member of the Forest Park Class of 1985.

Donald worked as a lineman at Dubois R.E.C. for 23 years.

He was a member of Jasper Outdoor Recreation Club. Donald enjoyed motorcycles, grilling, helping on the family farm and fixing things. He was a fan of Notre Dame Football and he enjoyed his German Shepherds.

Surviving are his wife Sheila Kerstiens; two sons, Cameron Kerstiens and fiancé Mariah and Kyle Kerstiens, both of Ferdinand; one daughter, Katlyn Kerstiens and fiancé Dillon of Jasper; one grandson, Kayden Kerstiens.; his parents, Leroy and Alene Kerstiens of Ferdinand; two sisters, Vickie Rountree (Tony) of Jasper and Jeni Kerstiens of Indianapolis; and two brothers, Tim (Julie) Kerstiens of Huntingburg and Steven Kerstiens of Ferdinand.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, in St. Ferdinand Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation at the church after 9  a.m. on Saturday.

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