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Robert E. Stern Jr, 39 of Sterling died Wednesday April 5, 2017 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling from injuries sustained in an automobile crash.

He was born on January 29, 1978 in Sterling, the son of Robert Eugene and Catherine (Bennett) Stern Sr. He was a graduate of Rock Falls High School. Robert married Cynthia L. Bonnell on April 17, 2009 in Morrison. He was employed for the past 3 years at Allied-Locke Industries in Amboy. Robert was an avid bowler and enjoyed playing softball, fishing, playing golf and working on vehicles.

Survivors include his wife, Cynthia; his daughter Michelle Stern; his son Austin Handel; his mother Kathy Stern (Rich Williamson) of Rock Falls; his sisters: April Knowles (Wyatt Plock) of Sterling and Mary (Lee) Dixon of Sterling; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Robert E. Stern Sr; and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Visitation will be held on Sunday April 9, 2017 from 2-4 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 1002 12th Avenue in Rock Falls. The funeral will follow on Monday at 12 noon in the funeral home with the Reverend Richard M. Russo, pastor of St Andrew Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be at East Jordan Cemetery, rural Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.