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Gladys "Gigi" Kadtke Kersten


Last updated 6/10/2020 at 4:05pm | View PDF

Gladys "Gigi" Kadtke Kersten, 96, died June 5, 2020.

She was born in 1923 in Chicago.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Gigi owned Berwyn Hardware along with her husband, Leo. Later in life she worked at Rockwell International and Maryland Casualty. Always someone who enjoyed life, Gigi's motto was, "Have fun, fun, fun!" She loved to garden, dance and be with family. Gigi would always say family was the most important aspect of her life. She was a regular at Willowbrook Ballroom, where she enjoyed big band and swing dancing well into her 80s.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo J. Kersten.

She is survived by her children, Thomas A. (Beth), Carole Lee (George) Cikanek, James E. (Kathleen), Pamela A. (Jeff) Ajax and Jeanine M. (Bryan) Matz; her grandchildren, Benjamin (Jessica), Nathanial (Suzanne), Zachary (Jolyn), Bryan (Carina), Kevin, Jeffrey (Jill), Matthew (Ewelina), Michael, Ryan (Claudia), Austin, Tyler, Andrew (Meredith) and Kelsey; and her 14 great-grandchildren.

Services are private.


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