Bryant Kent Kershaw
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Bryant Kent Kershaw, 82, of Rochester passed away unexpectedly at his residence on December 1, 2019.
Bryant was born on December 2, 1936 in Idabel, Oklahoma to Edward Haley and Johnnie Raye (Williams) Kershaw. He graduated from Idabel High School, and afterwards attended Oklahoma State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was in ROTC program while in college. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Airforce. Ultimately, he retired as a Flight Navigator in the Airforce at the rank of Lt. Colonel. For the majority of his adult life, Bryant lived in Dallas, Texas. He worked jobs at various places including Dresser Industries, Wharton School of Business, and American Airlines. He married his high school sweetheart, Betty Lee Brent on January 24, 2002. The couple made Rochester their home. Bryant was a longtime member and volunteer at Autumn Ridge Church of Rochester. He was a member of the local Kiwanis Club, was an avid golfer, and especially enjoyed trap shooting locally.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Lee of Rochester; his children, Jeffrey (Susan) Kershaw of Frisco, TX., and Daniel "Brett" (Barbara) Kershaw of Dallas, TX; grandchildren, Carson Boyd and Sarah Katheryn; step-daughter, Susan Fredrickson of Rochester; and step-grandchildren, Cole (Kelsey) Fredrickson, Hannah (Juan) Navarro, Hayden Fredrickson, and Savannah Brent.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister.
A Memorial Service for Bryant will be held on December 12th, 2019 at 1:00PM at Autumn Ridge Church in Rochester with Pastor Dan Farm officiating.
A private interment of his remains will take place at the Preston, MN Veteran's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Rochester Salvation Army and Autumn Ridge Church.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.
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