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Joseph Anthony

Sterny, Joseph A.

It is with great sadness that the family of Joseph Sterny announce his passing Sat. Nov 6th, 2021. Joseph will be missed by his wife Jode, his father Joseph and joins his mother Rita in rest. Survived by brothers John, wife Sue and their daughters Lauren and Olivia. Pete and wife Lisa. Paul, wife Michelle and their children Matthew, Benjamin and Katie.

Joes love for family and friends was evident by all those that knew him.
He appreciated all genres of music especially Blues. Found joy in all things surrounding adventure and travel, especially so on his Harley. Had great talents cooking and shared his love for food and its processes from classic Italian meals to experimenting with new cuisine.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 12th at the FUNERAL HOME from 4:30-7PM and again on Saturday, November 13th at ST. JAMES CATHOLIC CHURCH, 7219 S. 27th St. from 10-10:45AM with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM.



9200 S. 27th Street             414-761-2750


  1. The Relich Family of Kentucky November 9, 2021 at 10:01 am - Reply


    Blessings to ALL the Sternys and extended family. We are heartbroken to learn of Joey’s passing-husband, brother & son. May peace fall upon each one of you and know we surround you in prayers. Love, Mark, Autumne, Christina, Nicholas, Curtis, Marc~Andrew Relich

  2. THOMAS MCHUGH November 9, 2021 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Joe and Family,
    My family reaches out to you with a heavy heart and condolences. I have been fortunate to witness and be apart of the Sterny Boy’s cooking and celebrating together. It was always fun and interesting to say the least. It will never be the same without the eldest brother and I am sure he will be missed but never forgotten.
    God Speed
    Thomas, Felicia, and Shane Mc Hugh with love.

  3. Ann Schmidt November 9, 2021 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Jode , Papa Joe and Families,

    We are sending much Love and Blessings to you all. Joe fought hard to stay with you but just couldn’t stay. He will always be in your Hearts and Memories, today, tomorrow and forever. God Speed Joe. We Love you so much Jode.

    Annie and Wayde Schmidt.

  4. Bob and Donette Peck November 9, 2021 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Sterny family as you grieve Joey’s passing. May you find peace as you celebrate Joy’s life and recall and share great memories.

  5. Joel and Lisa Peck November 9, 2021 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Joey’s passing. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all in this difficult time. May His soul Rest In Peace.

  6. Amanda Curtiss November 10, 2021 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Jode, Papa, and Family~

    Words cannot express how sorry I am for your loss. May the Lord bless and comfort you during this time of grief. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Godspeed Joe ♥

  7. Linda K K Scafasci and Barbara Griewahn and Mary Ann Mercieca November 10, 2021 at 3:48 pm - Reply

    We are sorry we did not get to know your son but your dear wife Rita was our cousin and you and she and your family are and were special to us. Praying for you and your family in this difficult time. Not in the kind of shape to travel anymore but hope your memories provide you some comfort.

  8. Randy Andresen and family November 10, 2021 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I am saddened and shocked hearing of Joe’s passing, as he left far too soon. I will always remember Joe for his big heart, kindness, and being such a fun person to be around. Reflecting back on all of the great times I’ve had with Joe in our youth, I will always cherish all of the fond memories that I have of Joe and all of the Sterny family. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Sterny family during this difficult time.

  9. Barb White November 11, 2021 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Chris and I are very saddened about the passing of cousin Joe. We have found memories of him visiting us throughout the years. Back in college he stopped by during winter carnival and we braved the snow to look at all the snow statues and dragged him to a few frat parties. He spent a weekend at our place up north boating and fishing and hanging out by the campfire. We were all camping in tents except for Joe who slept in the back of his truck underneath the stars. We went to a packer game together and had loads of fun both before and after. My heart goes out to Jode, she was the light of his life and although I only met her a few times it was obvious how much Joe adored her. To Uncle Joe, Cousin John, Pete, Paul and the rest of my extended family of cousins our sincerest condolences and sympathy. May he rest in peace next to Auntie Rita, Grandma Ida, Grandpa Joe, Julio and all the other loved ones who previously passed.

  10. Susan Luling November 12, 2021 at 10:07 am - Reply

    We are sorry to hear of Joe’s passing.. Our hearts, prayers and thoughts are with you. Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Susan (MaMa “Lu” ) and Bobby

  11. Kim K Hranicka November 12, 2021 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    My deepest sympathy to the to Jode and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Kim Johnson Hranicka

  12. Eileen Caufield November 13, 2021 at 9:34 am - Reply

    How very sad our family was to learn of the loss of Joe, your dear son, husband, brother. The Sterny Family has been dear to all our family for many, many years and that friendship continues. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with all.

    Eileen Caufield & Family

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