Arline F. Kersting nee Jackson of Wentzville, Missouri passed away on November 5, 2019 at the age of 97. She was the beloved wife of the late Paul Kersting.

She is survived by her children, Paulette (Jerry)  Wilmes of Josephville, MO; Eugene Kersting of Josephville, MO; David (Vernie) Kersting of Hunnewell, MO, Donnie (Sherril) Kersting of Josephville, MO, Virginia (Sonny) Kiel of Hermann, MO, Kaye (Roger) Sachs of Flint Hill, MO, Stephen (Debbie) Kersting of Josephville, MO, Nancy (Mike) Hemmer of Josephville, MO, George Kersting of Flint Hill, MO,  Mary (Ted) Gregory of Josephville, MO; 32 grandchildren, Daryl Wilmes, Marcia (Kevin) Lambert, Mike (Carol) Wilmes, Brian Wilmes, Aaron (Teresa) Wilmes, Becky (Nick) Meyer, Joe (Tonia) Kersting, John (Kathy) Kersting, Gary Kersting, Bridget (Mark) Gutermuth, Shaun (Rachel) Kersting, Angie (Dave) Carson, Lee (Todd) Weishaar, Dean (Jessica) Kersting, Renee Kersting, Chris Kiel, Candi Starke (Steve Grannemann), Dave (Angie) Kiel, Jill (Chris) Kocsis, Jason (Christy) Sachs, Wade (Christine) Sachs, Randy (Kristina) Sachs, Loyd (Kelly) Kersting, Luke (Sarah) Kersting, Brad (Mindy) Hemmer, Megan (Mark) Venable, Kristen (Kevin) Schneider, Missy (Ben) McCoy, Mindy (Matt) Regan, Stacey (Nick) Dyer, Emily (Cam) Morton, Tara (Jimmy) Byrne; 72 great-grandchildren, Sean Wilmes, Anthony Wilmes, Austin Lambert, Ryan Wilmes, Jason Wilmes, Kaleb Wilmes, Adam Wilmes, Emma Wilmes, Anna Wilmes, Faith Meyer, Daniel Meyer, Alexis Kersting, Paul Kersting, Taylor Kersting, Addie Kersting, Isabelle Kersting, Olivia Kersting, Beth Gutermuth, Sydney Gutermuth, Ava Kersting, Brody Kersting, Anna Carson, Lauren Carson, Alex Carson, Bailey Weishaar, Maddie Weishaar, Duke Kersting, Dallas Kersting, Charlee Kersting, Timmy Kersting, Shyann Harmon, Demi Kiel, Devon Kiel, Dillon Kiel, Dayton Kiel, Brandon Korman, Baylee Starke, Marisa Starke, Maddie Kiel, Morgan Kiel, Ben Meyer, Cody Meyer, Anna Meyer, Gracie Sachs, Grant Sachs, Will Sachs, Blake Sachs, Lane Sachs, Maya Sachs, Drew Kersting, Ben Kersting, Jack Kersting, Nora Kersting, Tessa Kersting, Lena Kersting, Owen Hemmer, Gavin Hemmer, Blake Hemmer, Lucy Venable, Sloan Venable, Cooper Venable, Caleb Schneider, Kennedy Schneider, Chase Schneider, Henry Schneider, Wylie McCoy, Iris McCoy, Harper Regan, Kylie Regan, Charlie Dyer, Brooklyn Byrne, JP Byrne and 2 on the way; 4 great-great grandchildren, Colby Wilmes, Henley Wilmes, Audrey Wilmes, Brantley Korman; brother, George Jackson of Branson, MO.

She is preceded in death by her father, George Jackson, mother, Georgia Jackson nee Leu, husband, Paul Kersting, siblings, Vernon Jackson, Constance Yount, Arvilla Evans, Marcella Eisenbath, Omar Jackson, Ruth Temme, Kenneth Jackson, daughters-in-law, Jeannie Kersting, Terry Kersting.  

Arline was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ladies Sodality and a Quilt Club.  She was a volunteer reading instructor and Librarian at St. Joseph School.  Arline was the Wentzville Homecoming Queen in 1940.  She was adored by her family and was a wonderful, Mother, Grandmother, Great-grandmother and Great-great grandmother.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral service was held November 8 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Josephville, with interment in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made payable to Masses or St. Joseph School in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, Missouri 63385.

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