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Russell E. Kerstetter, 83 – Enjoyed Tractor Shows, Time with Family

Russell E Kerstetter, age 83, of Spring Glen, passed away Friday, February 24, 2023 at his residence.

He was born on Wednesday, April 19, 1939, in Lykens Twp, a son of the late Russell M Kerstetter and the late Bernice L (Wiest) Kerstetter.

Russ was a self employed coal miner and truck driver.

He was also a member of F&AM Valley Lodge 797 Valley View and the Harrisburg Consistory.

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Russ enjoyed going to tractor shows, building tractors, and spending time with his family.

His wife Shirley E (Welker) Kerstetter, passed away in 2021. He was also preceded in death by his parents; and by a step brother, Dennis Mace.

He is survived by two sons, Chris E Kerstetter and his wife Melissa of Spring Glen and Kyle E Kerstetter and his wife Jennifer of Celina, OH; three granddaughters, Ashley Kerstetter, Hailey Kerstetter, and Lacey Kerstetter; a step sister, Susan Tallman of Tower City; a step brother, Guy Mace of Shamokin; and several nieces and nephews.

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