Thursday, November 30, 2023


William (Bill) John Sterk

William (Bill) John Sterk passed away peacefully with his Wife and two Daughters by his side on October 31, 2023 at the age of 76.

He was a lifelong resident of Colusa, California born on November 3, 1946 to John A. and Jean F. Sterk.

Bill married his wife Paulette (Cale) on May 10, 1970 sharing 53 wonderful years together.

Bill made his career working for the 44 th District Agricultural Association for over 40 yeas as Senior Maintenance Worker. Bill always kept busy with various side jobs in the community.

Bill enjoyed helping with the Mosquito Abatement and Rice Harvest. Most importantly Bill
enjoyed serving with the Colusa Lions Club for over 25 yeas and served on the Colusa Cemetery Board for several years. He also had many interests and hobbies. He will be remembered by so many as a hardworking, kind, full of wisdom and a role model for so many.

Bill loved his Family, Friends and get togethers, he had a heart of gold and his legacy will live on in the hearts of those he impacted. Bill is survived by his Loving Wife, Paulette. Children:

Stephanie (Neil) Cotter, Shelly (Daniel) Olivares. Grand Children: Kendall (Brandon), Morgan, Lexie (Ethan). Great Grandson: Breckyn John. Brother: Don (Mary) Sterk Sister-In-Law: Nancy (late Ronnie) Loudon. Brother-In-Law: Gary (Barbara) Cale. Many nieces, nephews and Great nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services will be held at the Colusa Cemetery on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at 11:00 am. Followed by a Celebration of Life at the Colusa Golf Course.

Donations can be made to:
American Cancer Society or American Diabetes Association

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