Troy J. Sterling
Date of Death - August 26, 2013
Troy J. Sterling 25, of Weston passed away Monday August 26, 2013. Troy was born in Bowling Green to Jeff and Lori (Carr) Sterling and they survive in Weston. Also surviving Troy is his son Ryder James; sister: Sara (Jason) Zimmerman of Findlay; his brother Kyle (Kelly) Sterling of North Baltimore; grandparents: Herm and Barb Kiel of Cygnet; his niece Ella Zimmerman and his nephew Wyatt Sterling. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Linda Carr. Troy was employed in the maintenance department at the Andersons. Troy was a 2007 graduate of Otsego High School and Penta Vocational where he took classes in plumbing and HVAC. Troy enjoyed riding his four-wheeler and pulling his truck at the fair and wherever he could find a place to pull and compete. Every August, Troy enjoyed going to the National Tractor Pulls in Bowling Green. Troy was a hard worker and had a very strong work ethic, which he took pride in. Troy was an individual who would help anyone in a time of need, whether it was farming or plumbing. Visitation for Troy will be Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., PO Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402; Tele: 419/352-2171. Burial will be private in the Plain Township Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be gifted in Troy's honor to a scholarship fund for his son Ryder, c/o the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home, P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. On-line condolences, as well as fond memories may be sent to the family by visiting

Funeral Information


Visitation for Troy will be Wednesday, August 28, 2013 from 4:00��"8:00 PM in the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., PO Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402; Tele: 419/352-2171.


Burial will be private in the Plain Township Cemetery.

Jessie Schmeltz

Troy, you will always be in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. You are a huge piece of my heart and soul. Your also a huge piece of Ryders. I am so sad you will not be here to see Ryder play with his tractors, to grow up, graduate, get married, and so many other things. We will always pray for you and include you in our lives. I will tell Ryder stories of you often so he doesn't forget his daddy! You have given me the best gift possible I am just deeply hurt you will not be here with me on earth to share in such a joy!! I hope we both meet you again in heaven one day! With love and extreme sorrow Jessie and Ryder Schmeltz.

Terry, Tammie, Reagan, Preston and Payton

Lori, Jeff and Family, Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Although we haven't seen Troy in awhile, we have very fond memories of him on the four wheeler, playing with the kids, his love of trucks and the outdoors. May God grant you the strength to find peace and comfort during this difficult time!

Anna Jackson

Sorry for your loss. Its so hard to loose a love one, but not his with the angles. I'm so sorry.

Mark & Kris

Lori, Jeff and Family, Words fall short of expressing our sorrow. We are saddened for your loss. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. With our deepest sypathy, we wish you strength during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Carmeuse North America, Maple Grove Plant

Kyle and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Amanda Jo

Aunt Lori words can't express my sorrow for you and your family, I love you all and I am praying for you. May god be with you in this time of sadness and may you find the strength to stay strong.

Cindi Carr Luman

Troy was my Nephew, he is my oldest sister Lori's son. Troy was loved by his parents more than any child could ever hope to be loved. Troy was a very sweet little boy who loved the outdoors. He loved to be outside with his dad any chance he got. He loved to help his mom and was always willing to give hugs. I am very proud of the young man he was and the adult he turned out to be. He will be sadly missed by everyone. Rest in Peace T.

Jim & Brenda Couts

Kyle and Family, we are overwhelmed, no words can make it better. We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love all of you.

Uncle Jim & Aunt Judy

Jeff, Lori, Kyle, Kelly, Sara & Jason, Our hearts are heavy for all of you, we hope you can find comfort knowing that Troy loved all of you so very much. He always had a hug & huge smile on his face. Be strong & hold all the beautiful memories of Troy and you will get through this difficult time. Rest in Peace sweet nephew.

Chuck and Sue Frizzell

We are so saddened by your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Lou Huling

, I'm so sorry I couldnt come up to be with you. Please know that my hert is with you. I love you both, Your in my prayers. Hes with a dear friend "Wade". He'll look after him for you. Mary Lou

Hines Family

Kyle and family - Our Hearts, Thoughts and Prayers go out to you and yours through this time of sorro and grief. Please accept our condolences and know that we are here if there is anything we can help you with. Jeff & Heidi

Rick, Cheryl & Family

Jeff,Lori & Family We were so saddened to hear of Troy's passing. Words can not describe how sad we are for your loss. We sure are going to miss his smiling face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. If there is anything we can do in this time of need please let us know. God bless and we love you.

Don Hill & Family

Jeff, Lori & Family , Sorry For your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary, Linda and Kevin Hall

We are pulling for you Saturday in Wauseon. I t was a pleasure to know you and you will be greatly missed.

Rhonda Doren

Dear Sterling Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Troy was in my fourth grade class 15 years ago at Weston. I believe it was my first year there and I still remember his smiling face EVERY day and how hard he worked and gave 110% on everything he did. He was such a polite young man -even in 4th grade! He absolutely loved to help everyone, loved his family, and loved the outdoors. He will be missed. You raised a fine young man. I am so sorry. Rhonda Doren.

Maralee Burns Noone

Jeff & Lori, My prayers are with you and your family. Maralee Burns Noone

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