KERSCHUS, Frederick Walter “Fred”, 83, of Odessa, Florida, passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019, to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He was born in Greenwich, CT and moved to Ellenton Florida in 1973. Fred was a retired United States Navy Chief Petty Officer. Fred is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Helen; daughters, Jeanne Kerschus and Christine O’Brien (son-in-law Sean); brother, Nils; sister, Ingrid; brother-in-law John Stolarski; and grandson, Michael. Fred was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and positive example of a man filled with Christ’s love. He was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church, Lutz; and the Knights of Columbus. He also had a passion for gardening and was certified as a master gardener. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 21st at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Lutz. Full military honors and burial will be rendered at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
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