Obit: Sterling, Elizabeth (1890 – 1970)


Surnames: Sterling, Dix, Strathman, Duvall, Bemis, Bowen, Buss, Gosse, Schade, Elsltom, Brown, Dusik

----Source: Tribune/Phonograph (Abbotsford, Clark Co., Wis.) 19 Feb 1970

Sterling, Elizabeth (8 OCT 1890 – 14 FEB 1970)

Funeral services for Mrs. Ned Sterling, 79, who died at 6:30 a.m. Saturday, February 14, 1970 at Memorial Hospital of Taylor County, Medford, were held Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Polnaszek Funeral Home, Abbotsford. The Rev. Kenneth A. Dix of Colby officiated at the service, during which Mrs. Eugene Strathman was organist and accompanist for Mrs. Allen Duvall who sand "Heaven Is My Home" and "The Old Rugged Cross."

The pallbearers for the interment made in the Abbotsford Cemetery were Gerald and Ronald Bemis, Dennis Bowen, Dan Buss, Ron Gosse, and Wayne Schade.

Mrs. Sterling, the former Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Brown, was born in the town of Holton (Marathon Co., Wis.), October 8, 1890. She attended the former Rosedale School

On November 16, 1910 she and Nedry Sterling were united in marriage at Abbotsford, and they operated a farm in the town of Holton until 30 years ago, when they moved to Abbotsford. In 1960 they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

She is survived by her husband, one son, Lester, of Woodburn, Oregon; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Bemis of Ottumwa, Iowa, Mrs. Charles (Evelyn) Elsltom of Lake Bluff, Illinois, Mrs. Ernest (Marguerite) Schade and Mrs. James (Nita) Buss, both of Abbotsford.

There are fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She also leaves one brother, John Brown of Abborsford, and one sister, Mrs. John (Nellie) Dusik of Augusta.

One son, Melvin, was missing in action during World War II. Her parents, a sister, and two brothers preceded her in death.



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