Kay L. Kierstyn

Kay L. Kierstyn, age 52, of Adams, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 3, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Friday, August 10, 2018, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship, Wisconsin. Rev. John K. Stake will officiate. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home.

Kay was born April 25, 1966, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to David and Jean (Herman) Brant.

She graduated from Franklin High School in 1984, then attended MATC in Milwaukee.

Kay married Francis J. Kierstyn III on March 5, 1994, in Waukesha, Wisconsin. They and their children moved to Adams, Wisconsin in 1999.

She worked for a time at Villa Pines Nursing Home and in the physical therapy department at Aspirus Riverview Hospital for over 16 years.

Kay was outgoing and enjoyed meeting new people and trying new things. She enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, and vacationing near the ocean. She loved having a houseful of children and welcomed her kids’ friends in as if they were her own. Kay loved all her children with every ounce of her being.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Jean Brant.



Daughter:  Jacqueline (Ruston Sanchez) Kierstyn of Madison, Wisconsin

Son:  Joseph (Giulia Buffa) Kierstyn of Madison, Wisconsin

Daughter:  Katherine (Dustin) Rastocan of Baraboo, Wisconsin

Daughter:  Carrie (Matthew) Turcotte of Jacksonville, Florida

Son:  Christopher Unterberger of Madison, Wisconsin

Son:  Michael Unterberger of Stevens Point, Wisconsin

Father:  David Brant of Adams, Wisconsin

Sister:  Laurie Clausen of Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Sister:  Anna Knowles of Jackson, Wisconsin

As well as countless nieces, nephews, friends, and extended family.

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  1. Beverly Mcgibbon says:

    I worked at Aspirus Riverview she was a very caring person and loved helping the people there. Sorry for your loss!

  2. Dody & Lawrence Klaus says:

    I will think of her every time I see purple wave petunia’s. Prayers to the whole family.

  3. Pat Holm Jodarski and Dan says:

    Pat and Frank and family and friends of Kay so sorry to hear Kay had to leave at such a young age deepest sympathy to you all and Gods blessing.

  4. Lori Reyna says:

    Even though I didn’t know Kay well I saw how much she helped my nephew’s Chris and Mike. She was a big part of their life and will always be with them. What a truly amazing woman with a big heart. My heart goes out to all her family

  5. Anna says:

    There’s something God has given us,
    That’s more than family;
    He’s placed a love for you, my Sister,
    Deep down in the heart of me. 💚

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  7. Peggy Hargett says:

    So so sorry for your loss Laurie. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  8. Paula Scott says:

    Chris(and family),

    I am SO sorry to hear about your Mom.

    I pray that God will give you the peace and comfort only He can give you (1 Corinthians 1:3-4……Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Father of compassion and the God of all comfort who comforts us in all our troubles……) knowing that your Mom is with Jesus (1 Thessalonians 4:14……We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in Him……) and you WILL see her again.

    May God wrap His loving arms around you and your family and draw you closer to Him during this difficult time.
    BIGGEST hugs!!!

    Paula Scott

  9. Patrizia e Massimo Buffa says:

    We wish to express our deepest condolences to all the children and family. We are very sad for what happened
    We will remember her sweet smile
    RIP Kay

  10. Deborah Brown says:

    Such a terrible loss to a special family,Blessings to you all of much strength, Hugs to Annaxx

  11. Kitty Durst says:

    So sorry for your loss. Kay was a wonderful, cheerful, energetic co-worker that will be missed by all.

  12. Carolyn and Loren Clausen says:

    Laurie, Dan and family,
    We are so very sorry for this great loss to your family. It sounds like Kay was a kind, hard working and loving woman. May your memories of better days bring you peace in the days ahead.

  13. Ryan Ebert says:

    I was heartbroken when I saw the news. During my time in Adams, there was never a more lovely, active, and intelligent family than the Kierstyn’s. At the heart of it all was Kay, whom I’m sure I never saw without a smile on and laughing. I cannot possibly pretend to undestand what your family is going through right now, but know that your family is in my thoughts during this enormously difficult time. Jackie, Joey, Katherine, Carrie, Chris, Mike, Laurie, Dan, and others impacted by this monumental loss, rest assured that she is smiling down on you and your community will be there for you when you need them. Hold each other up. You’re all stronger than you know.

  14. Daniel & Donna DeFosse, Sr. Family says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss. She was an incredible person.

  15. Curt and Dawn Mathe says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Kay was a wonderful neighbor. She will be missed. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you during this difficult time.

  16. Sherril Frieders says:

    Again I wish to express my deepest condolences. I will be thinking of you during this hard time.

  17. Lorie Hodkiewicz says:

    So sorry for your loss. Sending hugs to all.

  18. Ann M Campanella says:

    Phil and I are sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family Friends of Laurie C.

  19. Monique Nimphius says:

    So sorry for your loss

  20. Isolina M Jackson says:

    My condolences to all of the children. Your mom was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold. My prayers are with you.

  21. Tanya Stroede says:

    I’m so sorry to here of Kay’s passing. She was such a caring person and had a heart of gold. Anyone whom knew her is now a better person for knowing her.

  22. Jan Baumgartner says:

    My deepest condolences for your loss.

  23. Pat and Frank Kierstyn says:

    Our hearts weep for all of you…Kay gave her all to her children and in doing so, she helped you become the responsible young adults that you now are. She gave you traditions that can last your whole lives, and made you a loving connected unit which will serve you all for support of each other. We will all miss her in our lives.