Frank Sterling
Frank Sterling

Jan. 9, 1944-Feb. 16, 2021

ASHLEY, Indiana - Francis C. Sterling, I, 77, of Ashley, Indiana, formerly of Delphos, passed away at 10 p.m. on Tuesday at Laurels of DeKalb in Butler, Indiana.

Francis was born Jan. 9, 1944, in Delphos to Homer and Nellie (Cotterman) Sterling, who preceded him death.

He is survived by his three children, Christina (Billy) Gann of Ashley, Valarie (Alan) Campbell of Van Wert and Gregory (Miranda) Sterling of Lima; one brother, Ray (Florence) Sterling of Tennessee; 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Francis was also preceded in death by his son, Francis C. “Rusty” Sterling II; and one great grandson, Benjamin L. Seibert II.

Francis worked at Gilpin, Inc. in Decatur, Indiana, until his retirement. He was a past member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Delphos. In his spare time, he enjoyed building models, puzzle searches and card games.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.