December 05, 1963 - December 08, 2012
David A. Sterner, age 49, passed away unexpectedly at home on December 8, 2012 due to an unknown illness. He was born December 5, 1963 in Sioux City, Iowa. David Andrew Sterner was the son of Robert and Bessie Sterner. He grew up near Willey where he attended grade school. David graduated from Kuemper High School in 1982 and enjoyed playing sports during his high school years. He was united in marriage with Laura (James) Halbur on April 29, 1995 in Carroll. David was a jack of all trades. He worked as a truck driver and mechanic, as well as painting for Paul Taylor and Brian Wendl. David was a member of St. Mary's Church in Willey and a former member of The Knights of Columbus. He was a child at heart and enjoyed being with his family. His greatest joy was to be there for others when they needed him. David loved to ride his motorcycle, hunt and fish. He moved back home to Willey, to care for his parents during the last few years of his life. He is preceded in death by Albert and Gertrude Sterner. David is survived by his parents, Robert and Bessie Sterner of Willey; sister Susan and husband John Chism of St. Cloud, FL; children: Sarah Sterner and boyfriend Sebastian Metheny of Carroll; Alicia (Sterner) Currera and wife Cortney of Carroll; and Christian Sterner of Carroll; stepchildren: Michael Halbur and wife Mandy (Wells) of Dubuque; Holly (Halbur) Schaefer and husband Brian of Carroll; and Amanda Halbur and boyfriend Adam Wempe of Carroll; grandchildren: Kylesa Metheny; Kenedy, Shelby and Destiny Schaefer; and Jaxon Halbur; and his nephew Todd Sterner of Willey; along with many other relatives and friends. Concelebrants Reverend Timothy Johnson Reverend Dan Greving Eucharistic Ministers Marty Greving Chris Quandt Lector Daryl Quandt Gift Bearers Kenedy, Shelby & Destiny Schaefer Music "Here I Am, Lord" "Amazing Grace" "Shall We Gather at the River" "How Great Thou Art" St. Mary's Choir Barb Danner, Accompanist Casket Bearers Chris Anthofer Brian Wendl Brandon Barringer Keith Bauer Kelly Bauer Bill Bauer Interment St. Mary's Cemetery Willey, Iowa David's family wishes to thank you for your kindness and invites you for lunch and fellowship at the church hall following the committal service.