Kenton M. "Ken" Koerselman, 65, of 731 Clymer-Sherman Rd., Clymer, died Sept. 17, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Erie, Pa.
He was born Dec. 14, 1946 in Corry, Pa., the son of the late Harry J. and Lena Groters Koerselman.
Ken was a graduate of Clymer Central School. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1970, serving in the Vietnam War. He was a Commander of the Damcott Jones Post No. 874 American Legion and served as Chautauqua County Commander from 1984 to 1985. Ken was a member of the Past County Commander club, and a life member of the Lake Chautauqua Memorial VFW. He was a member of the Abbe Reformed Church and was a member of the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department.
Kenton M. Koerselman
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Koerselman of Clymer, whom he married, Aug. 10, 1974; daughters, Tina and Tara Koerselman both of Clymer; three sisters, Lois (Ron) Legters, Lluella (Paul) Caflisch both of Clymer, and Joan Neckers of Findley Lake, N.Y.; brother, Jerrold (Marcia) Koerselman of Clymer; and by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Allan Koerselman, Nov. 20, 2007.
The funeral service was held at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21 at the Abbe Reformed Church, Clymer, N.Y., with the Rev. John Rough officiating. Burial was in Holland Cemetery.
Friends were received from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Clymer, and for one hour prior to the service at church on Friday. Memorials may be made to Abbe Reformed Church or the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department.