Doris N. Sternberg, 87

Doris N. Sternberg, 87, of Hartford, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. at Zum Kripplein Christi Ev. Lutheran Church in the town of Herman with the Rev. John Bonow officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 19 from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will take place at Hochheim Cemetery in the town of Herman.

Doris was born the daughter of the Rev. Herman and Marie (nee Kallsen) Laabs on April 5, 1923, in Marathon County, Wis. On Sept. 1, 1946, she was married to Walter H. Sternberg in Immanuel Lutheran Church in the town of Theresa. She attended grade school at Hochheim and also attended Winnebago Lutheran Academy. Doris was a member of Zum Kripplein Christi Ev. Lutheran Church. She was a former employee at Broan Manufacturing Co. for 11 years.

Doris is survived by her six children; Terry (Lorraine) Sternberg of Richfield, Claudette Anderson of Panama City Beach, FL., Shelley (Robert) Wilson of Kewaskum, Maribeth (Bob) Yanke of Fond du Lac, Lorri (Phil) Gehring of Hartford and Randy (Patricia) Sternberg of Iron Ridge; brothers; Herman (Virginia) Laabs of Mesa, Ariz., Arnold (Florence) Laabs of The Villages, Fla., Norbert (Lou) Laabs of The Villages and Waldo (Lois) Laabs of The Villages; sisters; Norma Jahnke of Parkers Prairie, Minn., Ruth Warnecke of Alexandria, Minn., sister-in-law Frieda Stern-berg of Mayville and brother-in-law Carroll Brummond of Mayville, 17 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 2008, and three brothers, and one sister and great granddaughter, Claire Gehring.

Memorials may be directed to Zum Kripplein Christi Church Improvement Fund.

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