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Obituaries

Harold 'Butch' Sterling Jr.

HOLLOWAYVILLE — Harold R. “Butch” Sterling Jr., 62, of Hollowayville died unexpectedly on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.

Butch was born in Spring Valley on Jan. 13, 1957, to Harold Raymond and Alice (Carruthers) Sterling Sr. He married Sheri Croisant in Princeton on May 25, 1984.

Butch was a retired union carpenter with Local 195 out of Ottawa.

Butch was a past member of the Malden Vet’s Club and Rice River Boys Club in Spring Valley. He enjoyed camping, fishing and driving his truck along the country roads. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

Butch is survived by his wife, Sheri of Hollowayville; three children, Nicole (Adam) Esslinger of Huntertown, Ind., Elizabeth (Mark) Cummings of Streator and Nicholas (Edin) Sterling of Arlington; one sister, Joyce (Ed) Adams of Gillette, Wyo.; one brother, Jerry (Bea) Sterling of Spring Valley; his grandchildren, Makenna, Kenzie and Brinley Esslinger, Mark Cummings III, Maddux Cummings and Emma Sterling, and one on the way; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, stepfather and one nephew.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Hollowayville United Church of Christ with the Rev. Mike Slutz, pastor, officiating.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the church and prior to the service Friday, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the church.

Pallbearers will be Mark Robeza, Don Milby, Jimmer Ince, Chuck Hansen, George Hall, James Pyszka and Paul Ratkiewicz.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the family.

The Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be viewed and remembrances shared at www.hurstfuneralhomes.com.

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