March 25, 1927 – Sunday, March 6, 2011
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted
Friday, March 11, 2011
RICHARD JOSEPH STERNER “DICK”, age 84, of Victoria, MN. formerly of Winsted, MN. Husband, father, grandfather and friend, entered eternal life in the early hours of March 6, 2011.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years: Doris Theresa (Karels); 6 children: Kathryn Ann, John Richard, Mary Patricia (Steve Giambruno), Anne Marie (Mark Thome), Jeanne Julie, Jone Marie (Joe Hafermann). He loved his 12 Grandchildren and they adored him, Alexandra Kate Howard; Theresa Sterner; Nicholas, Joseph, Richard, and Gina Giambruno; John, George and Peter Thome; J.J., Emma and Samuel Hafermann. He is also survived by stepbrother: Jack Hammar.
He was preceded in death by his parents J.J.and Kathryn “Kit” Sterner, and his stepmother: Edna,and stepbrother: Bill Hammar.
Dick proudly served his Country in W.W. II in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Tulagi CVE-72 until he was honorably discharged in August 1946.
He graduated from Bowling Green State University
in Ohio in 1950.
With his wife Doris, he owned Sterner Insurance Agency and was Vice President of Citizen’s State Bank in Winsted until his retirement in 1988. He was in the insurance and banking business his entire career.
Dick was an avid sportsman and lived his life to the fullest. He was a kind spirit who possessed a unique charm and never ending tenacity. He had a great appreciation for food, nature, history and his Country.
He will be deeply missed and his legacy will live on through his children and grandchildren.
A VISITATION WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY,MARCH 10th FROM 4-8 P.M. AT THE CHILSON FUNERAL HOME IN WINSTED.
An AMERICAN LEGION RITUAL WILL BE HELD AT 7:15 P.M. AND PARISH PRAYERS AT 7:30 P.M.
FURTHER VISITATION FRIDAY MORNING FROM 9-10 A.M. AT THE FUNERAL HOME.
A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, MARCH 11th AT 10:30 A.M. AT HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC CHURCH IN WINSTED.
INTERMENT HOLY TRINITY CEMETERY.
Memorials are preferred to The Winsted American Legion, Holy Trinity Church in Winsted, The American Diabetes Association or The American Heart Association.
To Doris and all the family,
We will miss Dick dearly. I always enjoyed his laugh and sense of humor.
I always remember the times he came out to Rosen and visited us on the farm or stopped by when he went deer hunting. He was a character that we enjoyed and loved. We will all miss him. We plan on coming to the funeral on Friday, see you then!
Love, Ken and Rita
So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I will always remember his sense of humor and great laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doris and family,
Thinking of you during this time of sorrow. Hold onto your memories of Uncle Dick and they will get you through this. I agree with what Ken and Rita said about Uncle Dick. I also remember when he flew to Ortonville and gave us a ride in his airplane. Going to Winsted to visit, and he would give us nickels or dimes to play the slot machine. I will see you on Friday!