Susan Pearl <I>Bollinger</I> Kersten

Susan Pearl Bollinger Kersten

Death 24 Sep 1995 (aged 38)
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Burial Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Plot Block 25, Lot 2, Space 11
Memorial ID 113957693 · View Source
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Susan Kersten was born July 27, 1957, the daughter of Carol Ann Moeller and Alex Bollinger, Sr.

Susan was a gifted artist and had just begun selling her artwork in eastern Iowa.

On Sunday, September 24, 1995, Susan attended a family reunion in Davenport, Iowa. After returning to her Iowa City home that evening, she was beaten to death. Her body was placed inside her vehicle, pushed over an embankment and then set afire. Officials later determined Susan had been killed prior to the car being set on fire.

Memorial services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 1995, at the George L. Gay Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

Survivors included three daughters, Sandra of Williamsburg and 1-year-old twin daughters, Patience and Andrea, both of Iowa City; a son, Jason of Williamsburg; her father, Alex Bollinger Sr. of North Liberty; three sisters, Debbie Woodburn of Solon, Elizabeth Stutzman of North Liberty and Tina Sullivan of Coralville; and three brothers, Nolan and Scott Stutzman, both of Iowa City, and Alex Bollinger Jr. of Wisconsin.

Her mother, Carol Ann (Moeller) Stutzman, and a daughter, Erin, preceded her in death.

Susan's former boyfriend, Steven J. Klein, was arrested in Muscatine July 17, 2015, and charged with first-degree murder in her nearly 20-year-old unsolved homicide.

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  • Created by: Jody Ewing
  • Added: 17 Jul 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 113957693
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Pearl Bollinger Kersten (27 Jul 1957–24 Sep 1995), Find a Grave Memorial no. 113957693, citing Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Jody Ewing (contributor 47271115) .