Sterling White

Sterling M. White (Red) was born in Canton, IL to Sterling C. White and Ruth Hendee White on May 20, 1931. He was raised and schooled in Table Grove, IL, graduating from Pekin High School in Pekin, IL in 1949. After graduation he worked in a plant re-tinning milk cans in Peoria, IL. He became a sheet metal apprentice around the same time he married his wife Jane on September 2, 1950. They would be married for just under 62 years until Jane’s passing in 2012. They would go on to have 5 children.  In 1968 they moved from Illinois to a homestead halfway between Medicine Bow and Rock River Wyoming on Highway 287. He continued to work for 2 years in the sheet metal business. From 1970-1978 he was foreman at the coal mine in Hanna, WY and then worked for A&H Reynolds doing sheet metal work in Wheatland, Denver, and Laramie. He retired from A&R Sheet Metal in 1993. After his retirement Jane and he moved into Medicine Bow where he worked as a school bus driver for the Medicine Bow school. In 2014 he moved to Douglas, Wy to be closer to family where he would live for the rest of his life.

Throughout his life he stayed active doing many activities. While in Illinois he was a boxer, refereed basketball, coached a Little League team and became quite good at playing horseshoes. He enjoyed doing many different activities. He enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, and even tried out dog sledding. He enjoyed playing the banjo with his friend Tom Stoner. His greatest love however was time spent with his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Every year he looked forward to the White Family Reunion.

After an incredible life full of love and adventure he was called home to the Lord and Jane on June 6, 2024. His legacy will live on in the people that knew and loved him throughout his life and whose lives would not be possible without him and Jane.

He was preceded in death by his wife (Jane), his parents, grandparents, siblings, several uncles and aunts, a son, a granddaughter, daughter-in-law, and a great granddaughter.

He is survived by his four remaining children, Don & Sue White (Douglas, WY), Tena & Joe Skufca (Grand Junction, CO), Jane & Jerry Killion (Elko, NV), Nancy & Lawrence Ewen (Arizona), and Charles (Minot, ND), Fifteen grandchildren, many!! great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Services will be held on June 29th, 2024 @ 2:00 pm at the Community Hall in Medicine Bow, Wyoming.

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