Obit: Sternitzky, Warren E. (1926 - 2003)



----Source: TRIBUNE-RECORD-GLEANER (Loyal, Wis.) 02/19/2003

Sternitzky, Warren E. (8 SEP 1926 - 13 FEB 2003)

Warren E. "Duke" Sternitzky, 76, Granton, Clark County, Wis., died on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, in the Palliative Care Unit of Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 17, at the Zion Lutheran Missouri Synod Church, Granton. The Rev. John Trewyn officiated. Music was provided by Caroline Helm, organist. Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Mike Schmidt, Tom Schmidt, Randy Nowak, Roman Nowak, John Frick, Tom Frick, Dan Frick and Mike Goergen.

Warren Sternitzky was born on Sept. 8, 1926, in Marshfield, to Rudolph and Laura (nee Reisner) Sternitzky. He attended Maple Grove Grade School in the town of Lynn and graduated from Granton High School. After graduation, he drove truck for a few years and then enlisted into the U.S. Army. He served for two years and was stationed in 1953 at Shape Headquarters, Paris, France. Upon his discharge from the service, he returned home and farmed for 10-12 years. He married Catherine Golisch-Frick on June 15, 1968, at the Zion Lutheran Church, Granton. In 1974, he began working at the Granton post office as a rural mail carrier. He retired in 1999. His interests included the outdoors, watching different weather patterns and polka music.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine; one daughter, Laura (Mike) Goergen, Chili; five stepchildren, Grace (Jeff) Ignatowski, Pittsville, Mary Frick, Chili, John (Gina) Frick, Austin, Texas, Tom Frick, Rice Lake, and Dan (Theresa) Frick, Wisconsin Rapids; eight grandchildren, Jacob and Marie Ignatowski, Jacob and Jason Frick, Jeremy Frick, and Shane, Misty and Lindsey Frick; one great-grandson, Tyler Frick; two sisters, Lorraine Nowak, Granton, and Lavonne Schmidt, Marshfield; a sister-in-law, Marge (Jack) Boyer, Wisconsin Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were one son, Andy Sternitzky; his parents; and two brothers, Forest Sternitzky and Leon Sternitzky.

The Gesche Funeral Home, Neillsville, assisted the family with arrangements.



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