Johanna Sterken, Delavan, WI (1918-2013)

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

January 27, 1918 - November 4, 2013

Johanna Sterken, age 95, of Delavan, WI, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at her home in Delavan, WI. She was born in DeMotte, IN, on Jan. 27, 1918, the daughter of Abraham and Anna (Boersma) Keyzer. Johanna was united in marriage on Sept. 21, 1938, to Henry Sterken in Clinton, WI. Henry passed away in December 1997. Johanna, along with her husband, moved to the Clinton and Delavan area, where they started and ran the family farm until Henry passing in 1997. She enjoyed reading, bowling, and scrabble with her girls and grandchildren.

Johanna is survived by her sons; Arthur, Wayne (Darlene), Leon "Doc" (Mary), Lester (Helen); her two daughters, Lois (Bill) McCarthy and Juanita (Rick) Coleman, all of Delavan, WI; 34 grandchildren; 61 great-grandchildren; 28 great-great-grandchildren; and her sisters, Lydia Rubendall and Pearl Potter, both of Delavan. Johanna was preceded in death by her husband, Henry; her son, Ronald; her great-grandson, David Stratton; her great-granddaughter, Avery McCarthy; her brothers: Abraham Jr., Andrew, Corneill, George; and her sisters, Anne VanderVeen and Florence.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at the CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH in Delavan, WI. Rev. Dan Roeda will be officiating Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at MONROE FUNERAL HOME in Delavan, WI. Interment will follow funeral services on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Spring Grove Cemetery. MONROE FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com.


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