John A. Sterr

John A. Sterr, 87, of Hartford, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 at the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

He was born on Jan. 11, 1919, the son of Jacob and Theresa (nee Schmitt) Sterr, and married Anna Marie Lackas on Feb. 23, 1946.

John was a member of St. Mary’s of the Hill Parish and the Hartford Senior Friends.

He was a lifelong resident of the town of Erin.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Anna; his children, Margaret (Daniel) Stratman of Watertown, Dorothy of Elm Grove, Joseph (Roxy) of Kewas-kum, Arlene (Michael) Borchardt of Greenfield, Lenora (Jerry) Moe of Milwaukee, Harvey (Steph-anie) of Menomonee Falls and Harold (Cheryl) of Menomonee Falls; 13 grandchildren, Michael (Michelle) Stratman, Linda (Jas-on) Kilps, Kristina (David) Reinke, Trisha (Joseph) Falk, Josh Sterr, Amber (Joel) Stros-chin, Jennifer (Christopher) Hoedel, Michael Borchardt Jr., Victoria, Wyatt, Cole, Nicole and Danielle Sterr; 13 great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Josephine Zehren and Frances Rettler.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Chapel in Thompson with Father Fred Alexander officiating.

Family will greet relatives and friends on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford, with a prayer vigil at 7:30 p.m.

Interment will be in St. Kilian Cemetery, Hartford.