|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 11, 2012|
Keith Raymond Sterner, 92, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at his Idaho Falls home with his beloved wife, Mary, and church friends at his side.
Keith was born in Eddyville, Iowa, on Nov. 6, 1919. He was the son of John and Florence White Sterner.
In 1943, while stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas, Keith met and married Florence Huddleston. Together they had one child, Mary Beth. Florence passed away in 1998.
Keith married Mary Humphreys in 2000.
Keith grew up on a farm in Iowa. He worked as a carpenter and later as a maintenance worker for the state of Idaho. Keith served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, working on a mine sweeper in the Pacific theater.
Keith always enjoyed camping and traveling and spending time with family. He was an avid outdoorsman, and went hunting or fishing whenever possible. He was an accomplished wood carver, and enjoyed horses and gardening work as well.
Keith is survived by his wife, Mary of Idaho Falls; his daughter, Mary Beth (Duane) Daudt of Weiser, Idaho; four grandchildren, Michael, Andrew, Keith and Baylor Daudt; and two great-grandchildren. Keith is also survived by Mary's children, Shirley (Larry) Griffel, Sharon (Marlo) States, Ken (Patty) Maddox, Ron (Christine) Maddox and Fred (Carolyn) Maddox.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 800 Westhill in Idaho Falls. A viewing for family and friends will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Buck-Miller-Hann Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral Tuesday at the church.
Keith and Mary would like to thank Sherry, Mike, and all the other health care professionals from Advance Home Health and Hospice for their care of Keith over the last few years. Mary also wishes to thank her many friends and neighbors who supported her while caring for Keith, especially those at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. Keith, we will miss you. Rest in peace and God bless you.
Published in Post Register on April 15, 2012
Created by: Annie
Record added: Apr 13, 2012
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Added: Apr. 15, 2012