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John C. "Jack" Sterling

July 10, 1943 ~ July 22, 2021 (age 78)


GALVA – John C. “Jack” Sterling, 78, of Galva, died at 8:49 p.m., Thursday, July 22, 2021 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 29 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Cremation will be accorded following the visitation. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.

He was born July 10, 1943 in Spring Valley, IL, the son of Conway J. and Mary D. (Rue) Sterling Sr. Survivors include his four children; Tom Sterling and Toby Sterling, both of Kewanee, Jeremy (Nicole) Sterling of Galva and Jackie (Chad) Nyert of Kewanee, five brothers; Glenn Sterling of Peru, IL, Earl Sterling of LaSalle, IL, Albert (Terri) Sterling of Gilbert, AZ, Henry (Kathy) Sterling of Joliet, IL and Louis Sterling of Peoria, four sisters; Sharon Bango of Hennepin, IL, Betty Moore of Avon Park, FL, Virginia Garza and Gaylene (George) Harden, fourteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Jack worked construction and was a self-employed painter. He enjoyed fishing and camping, going to auctions and tinkering on old cars.



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July 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rux Funeral Homes
313 Market St.
Galva, IL 61434

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