Kenton M. "Ken" Koerselman, 65, of 731 Clymer-Sherman Road, Clymer, died Sept. 17, 2012, at the VA Medical Center, in Erie, Pa.
He was born Dec. 14, 1946, in Corry, Pa., the son of the late Harry J. and Lena Groters Koerselman.
Ken was a graduate of Clymer Central School. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1966 to 1970, having served in the Vietnam War. He was a commander of the Damcott Jones Post 874 American Legion and served as Chautauqua County commander from 1984 to 1985. Ken was a member of the Past County Commander Club, and a life member of the Lake Chautauqua Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Abbe Reformed Church, and a member of the Cly-mer Volunteer Fire Department.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy Koerselman of Clymer, whom he married, Aug 10, 1974; daughters: Tina and Tara Koerselman, both of Clymer; three sisters: Lois (Ron) Legters and Lluella (Paul) Caflisch, both of Clymer, N.Y., and Joan Neckers, of Findley Lake, N.Y.; brother, Jerrold (Marcia) Koerselman of Clymer, N.Y.; and also by several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Allan Koerselman, Nov. 20, 2007.
The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, at the Abbe Reformed Church, Clymer N.Y., with the Rev. John Rough officiating. Burial will be in Holland Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Spitzer Funeral Home, Clymer, and for one hour prior to the service at church on Friday.
Memorials may be made to Abbe Reformed Church; or the Clymer Volunteer Fire Department.