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1935 Lester 2021

Lester "Les" Kertscher

May 23, 1935 — October 26, 2021

Detroit Lakes

Per Les’s request a private family committal service will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes.

Lester “Les” Rolland Kertscher was born May 23, 1935 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota the son of Leonard and Anna (Larson) Kertscher. He passed away October 26, 2021 at Essentia Health – St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

He grew up and attend school in Detroit Lakes and continued his education at MSUM receiving his Bachelor of Science and Maters degree.

On December 4, 1954 Les was united in marriage to Patricia Lange at First Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes. To this union three sons were born. Les taught school in Mahnomen and Frazee for 30 years and coached wrestling.

Les and his family constructed Maple Hills Golf course and operated along side of his wife and son. He enjoyed wood turning, curling, and deer hunting.

He is survived by his sons: Ron (Angelique) Kertscher, Russell (Becky) Kertscher; grandchildren: Josh (Elizabeth) Kertscher, Megan (Tyler) Hensel; great grandchildren: Henry Kertscher, Charlotte Kertscher, and Sophia Hensel; siblings: Allen (Valorie) Kertscher, Elly Livingood, Fern Kane; and several nieces and nephews.

Les was preceded in death by his parents: Leonard and Anna Kertscher; wife Patricia Kertscher; son: Bobby Kertscher; siblings: Ann (Tootsie) Stanton, Richard “Dick” Kertscher, John Kertscher, Leonard “Bucky” Kertscher, Fredrick “Bunny” Kertscher, Lorraine “Biddy” Seim.

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609 US Hwy 10 East, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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