Stanley Joseph Sterba

Stanley Sterba

American FlagStanley Joseph Sterba, WWII Army Veteran, age 87, of Westmont formerly of Westchester, North Riverside and Chicago, Stanley was a barber in Stickney and Chicago. Beloved husband of Mildred Sterba, nee Elias; loving father of the late Darlene Leato; grandfather of Taryn (Matthew Haverty) Burlison and Rory (Jennifer) Burlison; great grandfather of Tristen Burlison; brother of the late Marie Zalke. Visitation Friday, April 6, 2012 from 2 P.M. to 9 P.M. and Saturday, April 7, 2012 from 12:30 P.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Saturday 1:00 P.M. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Information 708-485-2000 or


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  1. Jennifer Burlison condolence:

    You were a fighter Gramps.Gram will be taken care of and we will keep you in our hearts forever.

  2. Barbara Eberly condolence:

    Millie, Taryn, Matty, Rory and Jen…
    I was blessed to meet you and your Husband, Grandpa. He has an amazing family that will take care of one another. With love…

  3. Angela Krupica condolence:

    I wish for peace and ease in your hearts, Grandma Millie, Taryn & Rory knowing that Grampa Stanley is safely home and reunited with his sweet daugther who we have all been missing for so many years. I love you all.

  4. mike and rita crosse condolence:

    Millie and family,
    We are so sorry that we can’t be with you at this time. I am going to miss Stanley and his hugs and Mike is really going to miss his buddy. We are praying for all of you at this time.
    Love, Mike and Rita

  5. Jenny condolence:

    Oh taryn. Too big. I am thinking of you, your dear Grandma, and hoping your Grandpa happens across an old man with a bunch of labradors and tennis balls. They could share life stories and dangle their feet in a cool pond. Much love, J

  6. patricia krupica and family condolence:

    Taryn, our sincere condolences to you and your Gram on the loss of your Grandpa.
    Angie described him as a wonderful man and devoted husband to your Gram.

  7. taryn condolence:

    Thanks, everyone.
    My gram is doing well, but this afternoon at the cemetery will be the toughest day yet. It helps to know how many people have us in their thoughts. We appreciate all the kind words; Gram has even asked me to type up all the texts and emails and posts so she can keep them. <3

  8. erin condolence:

    Grandma Millie, t, and Rory —
    I am saddened for your loss, but also know that with time, peace will come for you. Meanwhile, I am thankful to have met Stanley, as he reminds me so much of my own Grandpa, who I lost a while back. I love you all very much, and hope that you find yourselves feeling better soon.

  9. Norm Baxa condolence:

    To Mrs Sterba,Grand Children and family friends.
    I met Mr Sterba in late 1969 when I dated his daughter, Darlene. I remember him as a kind and caring person, very easy to know. I enjoyed his many stories about his service during WWII. I wish I had known sooner of his passing and also that of Darlene.Please accept my condolences.

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