Charles H. Sternard, 48, of Sturgeon Bay, following a lengthy illness, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013, at his home with his loving family at his side.
He was born on August 16, 1964 the son of Elsa McCarty and Lester Sternard. Chuck graduated from Sevastopol High School with the class of 1982. On April 25, 1987 he married Marla Hanson. For many years, he was a locally respected automobile salesman at Jim Olson Motors, formerly Bill Boettcher Automotive. Those who knew him know he was a consummate professional at work.
Chuck spent his whole life hunting and fishing with his family and friends. He went out on top in his most recent bow and gun hunting seasons scoring an eight point buck in each hunt. Throughout his life, Chuck always incorporated humor and love and these are the lessons that will live on with everyone that knew him. He loved his wife Marla so very much, and was a passionate father to his children. Chuck had many friends and treasured the time spent with each and every one of them.
Chuck will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Marla; daughter, Melanie; and sons, Chad and Kyle (and their friends, Brian Walsworth, Cynthia Harris, Christine Teasdale); his mother, Elsa (John) McCarty; his, father, Lester (Marsha) Sternard; brothers, Kevin (Michelle) Sternard (and their daughters, Ashley and Hannah), Richard (Jessica) Sternard, John (Hannah) Sternard (and their daughter, Sophia), Derek (Jessica) McCarty (and their daughter, Lily); parents-in-law, William (Virginia) Hanson; sisters and brother in-law, Christine (Lee) Peterson (their daughter, Shanna), Valerie (Tom) Johnson, Philip (Beth) Hanson (and their daughters, Allison, Nicole, Bailey), Amy (Jeff) Gauger (their daughters, Katelyn and Emily); and many other dear family and close friends, and co-workers.
Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Efrom and Leokadia Hundt, and Richard and Mable Sternard.
Funeral services to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (January 26, 2013) at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp officiating. Burial will follow at Shiloh Moravian Cemetery.
Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Friday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his memory to DOOR CANcer Inc. or Door County Rod and Gun Club Youth Hunt, 1st time hunter program, and Hunter’s Safety Programs.
The family would like to thank all family, friends, and medical staff that supported Chuck throughout his illness.
Huehns Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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