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Dale E. Sterling dies at age 75

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Dale E. Sterling Sr., age 75 of Valparaiso, IN, passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015.

He was born June 17, 1939, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Paul and Estelle (Williams) Sterling, who preceded him in death.

On October 6, 1962 in Valparaiso, he married Jacquelyn (Miller) Sterling, who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving are his children: Jon (Joyce) Miller of Chesterton, Cynthia (Andy) Sterling Herrold of Valparaiso, Dale E. Sterling, Jr. of Valparaiso, and a granddaughter that he helped raise, Brooke Sterling of Hammond; grandchildren: Michael Doyle II of Valparaiso, Guy (Hannah) Trueblood, Whitney and Abigail Herrold all of Valparaiso, Brian Miller and Katelyn Miller of Chesterton and Blake Sterling of Westville; three great-grandchildren: Michael Doyle III and Dominick both of Chesterton, and Julianna Storbeck of Valparaiso; a sister Barbara (Tom) Doran of Germantown, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St., Valparaiso. A service celebrating his life was held at St. Francis Episcopal Church, Chesterton, on January 5, 2015, with Fr. Thomas Kincaid officiating. Burial took place at Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton.

Dale was a US Army Veteran. He worked in the power department at Inland Steel in East Chicago for 32 years and was a member of the Steelworker Union, Local 1010. He was a member for over 25 years of the Chesterton Calumet Lodge #379 of the Masons and the Moose Lodge in Chesterton. He served as the first Republican Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 16 for over 20 years and was a dedicated volunteer with the Porter County Red Ribbon Committee. He was also an avid Ohio State University fan. Dale was deeply dedicated to his faith and family. He proudly claimed that his boss was a Jewish carpenter, which inspired him to be an avid prayer warrior for countless people. He was a longtime member of the Episcopal Church and a member of the walk to Emmaus Community.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Porter County Animal Shelter or to the Porter County Red Ribbon Campaign.



Posted 1/23/2015




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