Dale E. Sterling Sr., 75 of Valparaiso, passed away Thursday, January 1st, 2015. He was born June 17, 1939 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Paul and Estelle (Williams) Sterling, who preceded him in death. Dale was a US Army Veteran and worked in the power department at Inland Steel in East Chicago for 32 years and was a member of the Steelworker Union, Local 1010. He was a member for over 25 years of the Chesterton Calumet Lodge #379 of the Masons and the Moose Lodge in Chesterton. He served as the first Republican Precinct Committeeman for Precinct 16 for over 20 years and was a dedicated volunteer with the Porter County Red Ribbon Committee. He was also an avid Ohio State University fan. Dale was deeply dedicated to his faith and family. He proudly claimed that his boss was a Jewish carpenter, which inspired him to be an avid prayer warrior for countless people. He was a long-time member of the Episcopal Church and a member of the walk to Emmaus Community. On October 6, 1962 in Valparaiso, he married Jacquelyn Sterling, who survives in Valparaiso. Also surviving are his children: Jon (Joyce) Miller of Chesterton, Cynthia (Andy) Sterling Herrold of Valparaiso, Dale E. Sterling, Jr. of Valparaiso and a granddaughter that he helped raise Brooke Sterling of Hammond, grandchildren, Michael Doyle II of Valparaiso, Guy (Hannah)Trueblood, Whitney and Abigail Herrold all of Valparaiso, Brian Miller and Katelyn Miller of Chesterton and Blake Sterling of Westville, 3 great grandchildren Michael Doyle III and Dominick both of Chesterton and Julianna Storbeck of Valparaiso and a sister Barbara (Tom) Doran of Germantown, WI. Visitation will be held Sunday, January 4, 2015, 2-6 PM at Bartholomew Funeral Home, 102 Monroe St. Valparaiso. Funeral Services will be Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9:00 AM at St. Francis Episcopal Church 237 E. 1200 N. Chesterton, Fr. Thomas Kincaid officiating. Burial will take place in Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Porter County Animal Shelter of the Porter County Red Ribbon Campaign.www.bartholomewnewhard.com.