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Father Leo Michael Kertz

Father Leo Michael Kertz, age 86, passed away on April 9, 2022, in Randers, Denmark. Father was born on February 24, 1936, a son of Leo and Mary (Yahl) Kertz, members of St. Joseph Parish of Zell, MO.

In 1949 Father began his studies for the priesthood at St. Henry’s Seminary in Belleville, IL. Later he was transferred to Our Lady of the Snows Scholasticate in Pass Christian, MS, where he was ordained on March 30, 1963. Following ordination he received his mission mandate to the Church in Denmark. For fifty-nine years he served many parishes in Denmark and Greenland.

Father was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Mary Kertz, a brother, William, two sisters, Miriam Steiger and Marie Drury, two brothers-in-law, Andre Oberle and James Drury and a sister-in-law, Arline Kertz. Remaining family members are Francis (Dorothy) Kertz of Zell, Lillian Oberle and brother-in-law Robert Steiger of Ste. Genevieve, Geraldine (Don) Deters of Arnold and Matilda (Ken) Dickinson of DeSoto and many nieces and nephews.

All funeral arrangements will be in Denmark.