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Frank E. Kershner 1923-2016
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RUSH CENTER — Frank E. Kershner, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at Willow House, Hays.
Mr. Kershner was born June 3, 1923, in rural Rush Center, the son of George E. and Maude (Wells) Kershner.
He was a lifelong resident of Rush County, Kansas. A graduate of Alexander Rural High School, he was a farmer/stockman before his retirement. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center, Kansas. He was a former USD 395 board member, La Crosse; a former board member of Home State Bank, La Crosse; a former board member of the Farmer’s Co-op, Rush Center; a former board member of the Golden Belt Telephone Association, Rush Center; a former Rush County Appraiser; a former State of Kansas Representative; a former board member of Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center; a former board member of Center Township, Rush Center; and a former Rush Center Fire Department volunteer firefighter, Rush Center.
On May 8, 1943, he married Dorothy M. Foust at Delphos. She preceded him in death March 31, 2012.
Survivors include two sons, Robert “Bob” Kershner (Lois), Brandon, Fla; and Bruce Kershner (Ellen), Rush Center; two daughters, Cheryl Summers, Rush Center; and Marsha Coslet (Ray), Omaha, Neb.; and five grandchildren, Shane Summers, Kelly Coslet, Clinton Kershner, Clayton Kershner and Addie Kershner; and a great granddaughter, Lily Summers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife; a son, Steven K. Kershner; a son-in-law, Don Summers; two brothers, George Kershner, and Dwight Kershner; and a sister June Moeller.
Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Church visitation will be Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center, with Pastor Shelly Klingensmith officiating. Interment will be in the La Crosse City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Rush County Fair or Hope Lutheran Church, Rush Center.
Condolences or remembrances may be left for the family at

Funeral arrangements provided by
Janousek Funeral Home *
719 Pine, PO Box 550
La Crosse, KS 67548
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 7, 2016