Donald F. Sterr, 77

Donald F. Sterr, 77, of West Bend died Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at his residence.

He was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Hartford to the late Walter and Theckla (Schwanbenlander) Sterr.

Don attended Holy Angels School before graduating from West Bend High School in 1951.

He was employed at West Bend Aluminum Co. for a short time before working at the Threshold Inc. for many years, retiring in June of this year.

He loved horses and reading books and especially enjoyed trips to Holy Hill and attending the county fair.

Don is survived by his niece, Janine (Terry) Buss of Campbellsport; two nephews, Mark (Marianne) Sterr of Appleton and Steve (Jane) Sterr of West Bend; an aunt, Alma Sterr of Hartland; one great-niece, six great-nephews, one great-great-niece and one great-great-nephew.

He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Chester; and his sister-in-law, Mary Sterr.

A Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend with Fr. Gerald Brittain presiding. Burial will follow in Holy Angels Cemetery.

Visitation will be Wednesday, at the church only from 10 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Memorials to the Threshold or R.E.M. of Wisconsin are appreciated.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.