Anton G. “Tony” Sterkis, 74, of
Germantown, died Saturday, January 16, 2010 at Barnes Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Tony was born July 14, 1935 in
Carlyle to Joseph and Margaret (Schulte) Sterkis; they preceded him
Also preceded in death by brothers,
John, Mike and J.D. Sterkis; a sister, Marie Lee; father-in-law and
mother-in- law, Herman and Christine (Wehlage) Schniers; and a
brother-in-law, Hank Dulle.
He married Ruth Schniers June 21,
1956 at St. Boniface Church in Germantown and she survives in
Also surviving are his children Gary
(Tina) Sterkis of Germantown, Diane (Jim) Hegger of Aviston, and
Lisa (Ron) Timmermann of Germantown; 7 grandchildren, Kim (Jerry)
Rickhoff, Karl (Shannon) Sterkis, Karyn Sterkis, Christy (Steve)
Katzfey, Keith Hegger, Jake Timmermann and Jessie Timmermann; great
grandchildren Jack Sterkis, Mia Rickhoff, Kaylyn Sterkis and Baby
Katzfey; a brother, Joseph Sterkis of Jamestown; sisters, Ursla
Sterkis of Raytown, MO and Mary Grisby of Quincy, MO;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marie Dulle of Albers, Paul
(Margie) Schniers of Breese, Herman Schniers of Germantown, Stan
(Diane) Schniers of Germantown, Don (Judy) Schniers of Breese,
Debbie (Fred) Kruger of Germantown.
Tony was retired from PTL Truck Lines
in MO and a veteran of the US Navy.
Member of St. Boniface Catholic
Church in Germantown American Legion Post 325 in Germantown,
Teamsters Local 50 in Illinois and Teamsters Local 600 in Missouri.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will
be Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 11:30 AM at St. Boniface Catholic Church in
Germantown with Fr. James
Buerster and Deacon Rich Bagby officiating. Interment will follow in
St. Boniface Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, January
19 from 4 to 9 PM and Wednesday, January 20 from 9 to 11:15 am at the Moss Funeral Home in
Memorials can be made to Clinton
County Relay for life and will be received at the funeral home.
American Legion will hold services at
Tuesday at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.