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John Anthony Kerkman
Born : 12 Feb 1917
New Munster, WI
Died : 23 Oct 2008
Union Grove, WI
Age:91y 8m 11d
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on 08 Jun 1940
in St. Alphonsus, New Munster, WI
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Database ID : 983
Last Update : 2019-09-14
Record Owner : rudy.r
Rel. to Owner : None

Date : 28 Oct 2008
Location : Union Grove Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, WI

JOHN A. KERKMAN

 

John A. Kerkman, 91, Union Grove, died Oct. 23, 2008, at Oak Ridge Care Center, Union Grove.

He was born Feb. 12, 1917, in New Munster, to the late John L. and Rose (Hofner) Kerkman. He grew up on the family farm on Hwy. 83 just south of Burlington.

He married Rose F. Luke June 8, 1940, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, New Munster. Following marriage they resided in Brighton. They had been residents of Union Grove for 35 years.

He owned and farmed numerous properties in Kenosha County including one that was purchased by the government for the future home of the Bong Air Base. He also worked construction and as maintenance man for Central High School. He was a member of St. Roberts Bellarmine Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. According to his family he enjoyed playing cards and golf.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Union Grove; children, Dale (Peggy), Thomas (Judy), both of Brighton, Jack (Christine), Waterford, Gary (Lorel), Neenah, Kevin (Rose), Paddock Lake, LuAnn Kerkman, Burlington, Donna (David) Johnson, Atlanta, Ga., Allen (Rita), Union Grove, and Scott (Heather), Franksville; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother, Andy of Nekoosa.

He was further preceded in death by his siblings, Gilbert, Victor, Florence, Cordella, Claude, Mike and Ralph.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 27, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. The Rev. Howard Haase officiated. Burial was Oct. 28 in Union Grove Cemetery. Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home, Union Grove, handled arrangements.

Memorials to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church are suggested.


 
www.standardpress.com - 10/29/2008 10:18:00 AM

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Source - St. Alphonsus, New Munster, WI, Vol 2 - Baptism Records; 1896-1920; Image 399/711

Gilbert Kerkman - line 57

John Kerkman - line 65

Henry Kerkman - line 75

Joseph Althoff - line 81

Zita Kerkman - line 99

Source - Year: 1920; Census Place: Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1991; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 31

John Kerkman - line 12

Source - Year: 1930; Census Place: Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0035; FHL microfilm: 2342312

John Kerkman - line 3

Ben Richter - line 9

Source - Year: 1940; Census Place: Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04488; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 30-49



Source - Kenosha News - Jun 8, 1940

JOHN A. KERKMAN

John A. Kerkman, 91, Union Grove, died Oct. 23, 2008, at Oak Ridge Care Center, Union Grove.

He was born Feb. 12, 1917, in New Munster, to the late John L. and Rose (Hofner) Kerkman. He grew up on the family farm on Hwy. 83 just south of Burlington.

He married Rose F. Luke June 8, 1940, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, New Munster. Following marriage they resided in Brighton. They had been residents of Union Grove for 35 years.

He owned and farmed numerous properties in Kenosha County including one that was purchased by the government for the future home of the Bong Air Base. He also worked construction and as maintenance man for Central High School. He was a member of St. Roberts Bellarmine Catholic Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. According to his family he enjoyed playing cards and golf.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Union Grove; children, Dale (Peggy), Thomas (Judy), both of Brighton, Jack (Christine), Waterford, Gary (Lorel), Neenah, Kevin (Rose), Paddock Lake, LuAnn Kerkman, Burlington, Donna (David) Johnson, Atlanta, Ga., Allen (Rita), Union Grove, and Scott (Heather), Franksville; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and brother, Andy of Nekoosa.

He was further preceded in death by his siblings, Gilbert, Victor, Florence, Cordella, Claude, Mike and Ralph.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Oct. 27, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church. The Rev. Howard Haase officiated. Burial was Oct. 28 in Union Grove Cemetery. Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home, Union Grove, handled arrangements.

Memorials to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church are suggested.



Source - www.standardpress.com - 10/29/2008 10:18:00 AM

Research notes for John

Related to other Kerkmans in database - see Kerkman In-Laws
Feb 12
1917
Birth
Birth of John Kerkman
Jan
1920
Age 2
Lived in Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin (Census)
Apr
1930
Age 13
Lived in Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin (Census)
Apr
1940
Age 23
Lived in Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin (Census)
Jun 08
1940
Age 23
Married to Rose Luke
Oct 23
2008
Age 91
Death of John Kerkman


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