Hubert Leroy Kersting


(July 5, 2004)

A former Powell resident, Hubert Leroy Kersting, 76, died Monday, July 5 at his Cody home.

He was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Endicott, Neb., son of Howard Joseph and Fern Gertrude (Lange) Kersting. He married Jessie Todd in Billings.

Mr. Kersting came to Wyoming as a child with his family. He attended schools in Powell and worked for a time at the Heart Mountain Relocation Camp. He later began trucking, primarily for Dick Jones Trucking, in the mountain states and the West Coast. He worked for Dick Jones for 23 years and then worked in construction until his retirement.

He enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was "Mr. Fix It" and loved working on small engines. He also enjoyed making trinkets for gardens and flower beds.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Jessie; a son and his wife, Allan and Sharma Kersting of Roy, Utah; a brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Betty Kersting of Garland; grandchildren Allan Kersting of Cody, Julie and Tracy Renner of Meeteetse and four others; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Hubert Dwain Kersting.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial gathering at Crown Hill Cemetery in Powell is set for Friday, July 9 at 11 a.m., with interment of cremains in Crown Hill.