Tina Sterling, 80, of Clearbrook, MN died on Monday, December 9, 2013 at Cornerstone Nursing Home in Bagley, MN.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Elim Lutheran Brethren Church in Clearbrook, MN with Reverend Adam Krog officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service also at the church. Interment will be at Elim Lutheran Cemetery in Clearbrook in the spring. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted with the arrangements.
Tina was born in Lisbon, North Dakota the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Neudorf) Sterling. She grew up in North Dakota and moved from Grand Forks to Clearbrook in 1954. After her mom died, she took care of the household. She then went into agriculture and spent her life taking care of animals. Tina had a gentle soul and cared for stray animals. Tina was very proud of her sign that hung in her yard that read " Tina Sterling - Defender of Wildlife." She enjoyed planting flowers, vegetable gardening and jig saw puzzles.
She is survived by her sister - Meta (LeRoy) Westphal of Pine River, MN
Brother - Remko (Stephanie) Sterling of Prescott, AZ
Brother - Pete Sterling of Clearbrook, MN
Sister - Regina "Reggie" Sterling of Clearbrook, MN
Her Cats - Tootsie, Peaches and Boots
Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother - David and infant baby brother - Cornelious
Memorials preferred to the family, they may be sent to Cease Funeral Home and will be forwarded to the family.
Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome.com