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Anna C. Kersting

Anna C. Kersting, age 99, of St. Cloud, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 at the Country Manor Health Care Center in Sartell.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place Friday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral Upper Church with the Rev. Anthony Oelrich officiating. Interment will be in Assumption Cemetery, St. Cloud.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and after 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Anna was born March 26, 1908 in Melrose, to Bernard and Mary (Imdieke) Thieschafer.

She married John H. Kersting June 10, 1930 in Melrose. She lived in St. Cloud all of her married life.

Anna was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish, St. Anne’s Christian Women, St. Margaret’s Society, St. Frances and St. Cecilia mission groups, Daughters of Isabella, Women’s Guild, Eagle Aerie 622 Auxiliary, and RSVP.

She is survived by her children, Bernard (Marge) Kersting of St. Cloud, Lorraine Paur of Rancho Cordova, Calif., Marian (Jack) Sakry of Maple Grove, Ann (Wesley) Leedahl of St. Joseph, John (Elnora Dresow) of St. Cloud, Jeanette (Jean) Kappel of Winsted, and Thomas (Barbara) of Litchfield; 31 grandchildren; 66 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Louis, of Melrose.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, John, Dec. 14, 1976; sisters and brothers, Rose Klaphake, Alvina Oevermann, Joseph, Veronica Elfering, Alphonse, and Dorothy Beuning; son-in-law, Jack Glieden; and daughters-in-law, Carol Kersting and Judy Kersting.

Arrangements are being handled by the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud, 800-358-3313; www.danielfuneralhom.com.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

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