THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Rev Francis R. Kerscher
Issue Date: October 9, 2013
Rev Francis R. Kerscher, 84, entered eternal life on Friday, Oct. 4 at St. Mary 's Home at Felician Village, Manitowoc.
Born June 1, 1929 in Two Rivers to Raymond and Veronica (Kerscher) Schwers, his mother died during childbirth and he was adopted and raised by his maternal grandparents, Frank J. and Theresa Kerscher.
He graduated from St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Ind. and was ordained to the Priesthood June 4, 1955 by Bishop Stanislaus V. Bona at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. He served as assistant pastor at St. John, Antigo, SS. Peter and Paul, Green Bay, St. John Nepomucene, Little Chute, and as pastor of St. Joan of Arc, Goodman, St. Joseph, Kellnersville, SS. Peter and Paul, Kiel, St. Joseph, Champion, St. Odile, Thiry Daems, St. Martin, Tonet, St. Amand, Walhain, and St. John, Seymour. He retired on June 30, 1999.
He is survived by three cousins, Rosemary (Leroy) Borths, and Jean Baily, all of Two Rivers and Alice Kanzenbach of Green Bay.
Reception of the body by Very Reverend Richard Klingeisen was held at 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Two Rivers on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Visitation followed until the time of the Funeral Mass. The Funeral Liturgy was held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Two Rivers, with Bishop David L. Ricken officiating. Bishop Robert Morneau and Bishop Robert Banks concelebrated. Rev Richard Mauthe was homilist and entombment was at Allouez Mausoleum, Green Bay. Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers assisted with the funeral arrangements.