Obituary: Lester L. Kersey


Lester L. Kersey Jr., 87, Carmel died Sept. 16. He was born Oct. 22, 1928 in Indianapolis, the son of the late Lester L. Kersey Sr. and Mary Vernia Kersey. He married Wilma Jane (Kellam) Kersey, who preceded him in death on June 1, 2014 after 54 years of marriage.

Lester served his country overseas in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II. Following his honorable discharge, he studied business at Indiana University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana Central College, graduating in 1957. He had a long career in the insurance field and worked for USF&G Insurance Company for more than 25 years. Along with his wife, they owned and operated Bresler’s Ice Cream Store in Castleton Square Mall for 18 years. His incredible work ethic provided well for his family. Lester was a history buff, and he enjoyed swimming and traveling.

He is survived by his two daughters, Patricia Ann Kellermeyer and Susan Jane (Paul Terhune) Kersey, and two granddaughters, Brynn and Jenna Kellermeyer. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary.

Services will be 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel, 325 East Carmel Drive. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service. Online condolences may be shared by visiting


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