ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Roy Sternborg, 96, of Estherville will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at United Methodist Church in Estherville with Pastor Lynn Elrod officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.
He died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at his home in Estherville.
Roy E. Sternborg, the son of Albert and Ella (Harvego) Sternborg, was born Feb. 17, 1918, on the farm in rural Estherville.
He received his education and graduated from Emmet Consolidated High School. Roy attended one year at Estherville Junior College.
On August 24, 1951, he was united in marriage to Emily Meyer at Huntington Methodist Church. Following their marriage, the couple made their home on the farm in rural Estherville. Roy's occupations included farming, income tax preparation at Emmet County State Bank, Anderson & Pelzer Law Office and in his own office. During his lifetime, he also worked as a bookkeeper for Torreson Oil Co., Dalen Farm Equipment and Star Livestock Service. Roy also loved gardening.
He was a member of the Huntington United Methodist Church.
Left to cherish Roy's memory are his wife, Emily, of Estherville; children, Mary (Mark) Hensen of Windom, Minn.; Gene Sternborg of St. Paul, Minn.; and Dave (Lori) Sternborg of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and two grandchildren, Kristen and Ryan Nettinga, of Sioux Falls.
He has been preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Huntington United Methodist Church or Respite Angels. Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com