Bruce W. Schierstedt

Bruce W. Schierstedt, 77, of Fond du Lac went to his heavenly home on Tuesday, June 7,2022, surrounded by his family.  

Bruce was born on August 9, 1944, in Cicero, Illinois, the son of Willard E. and Laverne J. (Kotecki) Schierstedt.  On August 14, 1965, he married the love of his life, Susan Kistenbroker in Forest Park, Illinois.

Before retirement in 2011, Bruce was an Information Systems Specialist at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, College of Education and Human Services. In 2011, upon their retirement, Bruce and Susan founded the Schierstedt Scholarship at UW-Oshkosh.  Bruce responded to God’s call to serve and love our neighbor through his work in the church, Crossways Camping Ministries, Care In the Name of Christ, Inc. and many other ways.

He is survived by his wife Susan of 56+ years; his daughter, Jeanne L. Schierstedt of Racine, Wisconsin; and his son, Mark T. Schierstedt of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  He is also survived by his brother-in-law, David H. Kistenbroker (Cynthia Heusing) of Chicago and children: Hillary (Kyle) Colonna and daughter Genevieve; Allison, Charlotte, and Graham; his sister-in-law Joan (Neil) Dacey Schierstedt and by many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Neil E. Schierstedt of Berwyn Illinois, Aunts Eleanor (Kotecki) Ebenroth and Ruth (Kotecki) West, and Uncle Herbert Kotecki.

We are profoundly thankful to the Chaplains Peter Capoyianes and Amy Golz for their care of the family during Bruce’s brief hospitalization and to all the nurses, doctors, and other professionals of St. Agnes Hospital.

VISITATION will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at Church of Our Saviour, 363 South Main Street, Fond du Lac, followed by a Service of Celebration at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Crystal Lee officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Crossways Camping Ministries, 912 N. Oneida St., Appleton, WI 54911, or to Church of Our Saviour, Fond du Lac.