Jack and Marilyn (Froetschner) Kersting of rural Offerle celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 7.  The couple was married June 7, 1959 at Zion Lutheran Church near Windthorst.  


 Jack and Marilyn (Froetschner) Kersting of rural Offerle celebrated 50 years of marriage on June 7.  The couple was married June 7, 1959 at Zion Lutheran Church near Windthorst.          

On the weekend of their golden anniversary, the couple was in Bartlesville, OK visiting their son.  All of their daughters and spouses and most of their grandchildren gathered there to surprise them.  Following the initial surprise reunion, the weekend was filled with events scheduled by their children including two sit-down dinners and posing for family photos.  On Sunday, the couple was honored at Victory Church in Bartlesville where their son shared of his experiences on the foreign mission field.  Following the weekend’s festivities with family members, the couple was treated to a trip to Branson, MO and Eureka Springs, AR by Wayne and Linda Vineyard, friends from Bartlesville.           

The Kerstings have three daughters all residing in Kansas:  Kalen Hahn of Hanston; Cheryl Annan of Sabetha and Laura Cure of Jetmore.  Their son, Kenton of Bartlesville, OK, serves in the Southeast Asian nation of Laos.  They have 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.          

The couple has resided south of Offerle since shortly after their marriage.  Jack is a farmer and auctioneer; Marilyn is retired from the Offerle Co-op.  Zion Lutheran Church remains their home church.

      “The Lord bless thee and keep thee; the Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee; the Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace” (Numbers 6:24-26).

      “The best is yet to be!” (Corrie ten Boom)