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Lilly Sterling

May 22, 1925 — August 22, 2019

Lilly D. Sterling, 94, of Gibsonburg passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Windsor Lane Health Care Center in Gibsonburg.

Born in Woodville, OH on May 22, 1925, she was one of thirteen children of Marion and Chloe (Swartz) Kern.  As a 1944 graduate of Woodville High School, she worked and retired from the Copeland Corporation.

Lilly was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Gibsonburg and the former member of the Fremont Moose.  She enjoyed hunting and baking in her spare time.

Surviving are her sisters, Joy Hunt of Gibsonburg and Jean Barenbrugge of Millbury; 6 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her children, Diane Hinson and Earl & Leroy Sterling; grandchild, Bobbie Jo Sterling; and siblings Bud Kern, Vera Kern, Ruth Aldrich, Iona Hathaway, Madge Thompson, Albert Kern, Raymond Kern, Edward Kern, Gerald Kern, Lloyd Kern and Luella Hammer.

Visitation will be held on August 25, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. at the Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Gibsonburg.  Graveside Funeral Services will be on Monday, August 26, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m., at Bradner Cemetery, followed by burial. Rev. Max Ulderich will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the donors’ choice.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, August 25, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Herman-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services

319 W Madison St, Gibsonburg, OH 43431

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

Bradner Cemetery

, Bradner, OH 43406

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