Shawano Family History Center Obituary Collection:
Otto Kerstner is Laid to Rest Sunday:
Last rites were held yesterday [15 June, 1941] afternoon for Otto Kerstner, 61, who died suddenly Thursday morning at his home in the town of Almon, with the Rev. Herbert J. Lane in charge. The Karth funeral home here had charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Victor Kropf, Paul Gutt, Gottfried Gutt, Walter Dahlke, Julius Schultz, and Otto Strehlow.
Mr. Kerstner is survived by his wife; four daughters; five sons; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, four half-brothers, and one half brother.
He was born in Germany April 20, 1880 and came to America at the age of two years settling in Tilleda with his mother. He was married to Bertha Gutt in 1901. They lived in Birnamwood for seven years and later moved to a farm near Bowler.