Harold R. “Butch” Sterling Jr., 62, of Hollowayville, died unexpectedly on November 2, 2019 in St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday in Hollowayville United Church of Christ with Rev. Mike Slutz, pastor officiating. Visitation will be in the church on Thursday from 4 to 7:00 PM and additional visitation will be 10:00 AM Friday until time of services. The Hurst Funeral Home in Ladd is assisting the family with arrangements.
Butch was born in Spring Valley on January 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, IN, Elizabeth (Mark) Cummings of Streator, and Nicholas (Edin) Sterling of Arlington; one sister Joyce (Ed) Adams of Gillette, WY; one brother Jerry (Bea) Sterling of Spring Valley; grandchildren Makenna, Kenzie, and Brinley Esslinger, Mark Cummings III, Maddux Cummings, Emma Sterling, and one on the way; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, stepfather, and one nephew.
Pallbearers will be Mark Robeza, Don Milby, Jimmer Ince, Chuck Hansen, George Hall, James Pyszka, and Paul Ratkiewicz.
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