Darrell E. Kersten - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

October 19, 1943 - November 20, 2022

Darrell E. Kersten, age 79, of Mpls., passed away on November 20, 2022. Darrell served in the U.S. Army National Guard for over 25 years and was an Honorary member of the Minnesota National Guard Recruiting and Retention Hall of Fame. He also was a long-time employee of Groth Music. Survived by wife, Nancy Kersten; daughter, Brenda Catanach (Manuel) and their children, LeeAnne Harlan (Hunter), Tyler and Jesse Catanach; son, Kevin Kersten; daughter, Jodi Petrinovich (Jack) and their children, Mallory Radvany (Eric), great-grandchildren, Charlie and Calvin; Nick Miller (Nicole); daughter, Melanie Peterson and her children, Rachael and Quinton Peterson, grandson, Hunter Hawes; sister, Joyce Kvalheim; sister-in-law, Judy Groth; brother-in-law, Corny Groth passed away 12/7/22; other relatives and many friends.

Memorials preferred to Samaritan's Purse.


  1. brad brandt says:

    My thoughts are with you Nancy and Melanie. I have great memories of working with Darrell and his always upbeat personality. May you rest in peace, Darrell.

  2. Kathi Milton says:

    Nancy, Melanie and family.
    So very sorry to hear of the passing of Darrell, Such a nice man to visit with,
    I will be praying and thinking of you all. ❤️

  3. Tony & Robbie Nathe says:

    Nancy & Family,
    It’s been a long while since Darrell and I worked together in the Minneapolis National Guard Army, I still have a lot of great memories of our time together! Roberta and I will be praying for you and the family as you lay him to rest, hopefully, we will meet again someday!

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