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Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 9:32 am

David Sterne, 73, of Louisiana, passed away Nov. 27, 2013.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 2, at the First Christian Church in Louisiana, with the Rev. Gail Aurand officiating. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery in Louisiana.
David was born July 25, 1940 in Louisiana, the son of J.B. and Loretta Marie O’Brien Sterne.
He married Ella Dietert, June 17, 1966 in Louisiana.
She preceded him in death on June 13, 2008.
David is survived by four sons, Charles David Sterne and wife Glenda, of Mansfield, Texas,  Harold Dean Sterne and wife Jackie, of Moreno Valley, Calif., Darryl Gene Sterne and wife Linda, of Hico, Texas, and Rick Williams and wife Jackie, of Summer Hill, Ill.;  two daughters Cara Marie Wendel and husband Kevin, of Oak Grove, and  Susan Loraine Whitaker and husband Mike, of Bowling Green; 17 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bill Sterne and wife Amber, of Louisiana; two sisters, Louise Haug and husband Bob, of Arnold, and Ellen Stein and husband Chuck, of O’Fallon; and his stepmother, Pat Sterne, of Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and one brother, Jimmy. David lived all his life in Louisiana and was the former owner of Sterne Funeral Home.
He was a member of the First Christian Church and served his country in the U.S. Naval Reserves.
He was a member of the Louisiana Lions Club, Boat Club and Louisiana Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Missouri Funeral Directors and Embalmers Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.
Serving as pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church in Louisiana.
Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green was in charge of the arrangements.