Donald Bruce Kersten of Chelsea formerly of Ann Arbor and Sharon Township, age 92, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at his home.
He was born Aug. 3, 1929, in Detroit, Michigan, son of Ferdinand Alvin Kersten and Phillipina Mary “Phyllis” (Koester) Kersten.
Don graduated from Wayne State University, Detroit, with a degree in Industrial Design and a Masters of Fine Arts. He worked for various exhibit firms, General Motors Styling, and the City of Detroit. From 1965 to 1995, he was Professor of Art at the U/M Penney Stamps School of Art. He taught visualization skills for Interior Design, Industrial Design, and Architectural students. His particular interest was signage. Two sabbaticals to the United States and Europe culminated in “Signs in the Marketplace” exhibits at the Ann Arbor City Hall and the School of Art Gallery.
Because of Covid, in December there will be a small family celebration of Don’s life. A memorial service at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor, will be held in the spring.
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