David A. Sterner

David A. Sterner age 62 of Sidney formerly of Merna, died Dec. 12, 2018, at the Sidney Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Pastor Bill Williams officiating.  Burial was in the Merna Cemetery.

A visitation was held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00, with the family greeting friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary.

David Allen Sterner was born on Nov.  17, 1956 in Callaway to Marvin and Esther (Murray) Sterner. He graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School in 1975. He attended Kearney State College receiving a bachelor’s degree in Science. After graduation, David taught Science for several years. David moved to Wray, Colo., to live with his uncle Louie where he sold fire protector equipment. David then worked for 20+ years as the manager of numerous landfills throughout Nebraska and Colorado. With 17 years working at the Lexington Area Landfill. He then moved back to Colorado where he managed the Archuleta County Landfills in Pagosa Springs, Colo. While in Colorado, he met his soulmate Susan. At the time of his death, David was employed by Downey Drilling doing water-well photography throughout Nebraska and Kansas.

Through the years, David was active in the local fire departments and the rotary club. David was always a warm and caring person who liked to help family and friends in any way possible. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, four-wheeling in the mountains, spending time with his nephews and great nieces and nephews, and collecting “David’s treasures.”  David always had a smile on his face while wearing his signature bib overalls and colorful shirts. He was known to have candy in his pockets for the little ones. David was the life of the party and always ended conversations with “Sure glad you got a chance to see me.”  David was fun loving and lived life to the fullest.

David is survived by father, Marvin Sterner of Broken Bow; two brothers, Ed Sterner of North Platte, Clifford (Jeri) Sterner of Merna, special friend Susan Nossaman of Sidney, her two daughters Lauren Felts-Salazar and daughter Sophia of Taos, N. M., and Liz Daniels and son Ethan of San Antonio, Texas; three nephews, Tim (Jen) Sterner of North Platte, Terry (Colleen) Sterner of Merna and  Travis (Wynne) Sterner of Merna; seven  great-nieces and nephews, Jacob, Dalton, Jase, Sienna, Judd, Maggie and Devin; seven  aunts & uncles; 19 cousins and numerous other family and friends.

David is preceded in death by his mother, Esther, uncles Louie Murray, Steve Jorgensen and Cecil Price, aunts, Eunice Price and Virginia Peterson, and his grandparents.

Memorials are suggested to the Esther Sterner Memorial Scholarship Fund, Merna Fire Department or the Donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www.govierbrothers.com

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