Phyllis Grace (Montelioni) Sterle

August 18, 1928 ~ November 22, 2019 (age 91)


Phyllis Grace Sterle


            Phyllis G. Sterle, 91, Shakopee, longtime resident of Hibbing died Friday, November 22, 2019 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.  She had been a resident of St. Gertrudes-the Gardens in Shakopee until her death this past Friday.  Phyllis was born August 18, 1928 to Mary and Domenic Montelioni in Hibbing.  She graduated from Hibbing High School in 1946.  Phyllis entered the Sacrament of Marriage with Louis Sterle on May 10, 1947  She was a homemaker who enjoyed cooking, baking, and entertaining her friends and family.  She was a volunteer for the hospital auxiliary, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and Ironworld.  Phyllis belonged to the Foresters, Bocce Ball League, sewing circle, bridge club, and dance club.

            She is survived by her children, Cheryl (Scott Jerome) Jagunich, Candy (Jan) Rizzio, and Marc (Patty) Sterle, daughter-in-law, Sandy (Robert) Sterle-Valentini, son-in-law, Jim Jagunich, grandchildren; Becky, Katie, Jesse, Ryan, Ashley, Jamie, Dillon, Tony, Alyssa, Gianna, and Maria, her great-grandchildren; Madyson, Addison, Peyton, Bryce, Beckham and Asher, with two more arriving in the Spring, her sisters, Doretta George, Grace Zbacnik, Gloria Corradi, and Clara Kearney, sister-in-law, Rose Sterle, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Louis, son Craig, and sister, Virginia, along with numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services for Phyllis will be 11:00 am, Friday, December 6, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hibbing.  The Rev. Fr. Anthony Craig will celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral Mass at the church on Friday.  Interment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery of Hibbing.  Pallbearers are:  Jesse Jagunich, Ryan Rizzio, Dillon Sterle, Tony Sterle, Alex McCoy, and Ben Fall.  Arrangements are with the Dougherty Funeral Home of Hibbing.


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December 6, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Immcaulate Conception Catholic Church (Hibbing)

Mass of Christian Burial
December 6, 2019

11:00 AM
Immcaulate Conception Catholic Church (Hibbing)

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