Darl E. Stern

Darl E. Stern, 80, of Mesa, AZ, and a native of Huntington County, IN, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Mesa.

Mr. Stern graduated from Clear Creek High School in 1951 and served in the United States Army. He had worked for United Airlines and owned a restaurant.

He was born May 24, 1933, in Huntington County to Nelson and Ruby Potts Stern.

He is survived by two daughters, Darlene (Mark) Rushdoony, of Murphys, CA, and Annmaria (Brian) Simpson, of Mesa, AZ; two sons, Greg (Patti) Stern and John (Jennifer), Stern, both of Mesa, AZ; a brother, Rex (Barbara) Stern, of Roanoke; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The mother of his children, Emily Stern, of Mesa, AZ, also survives.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Valley Baptist Church, Mesa, AZ. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery, Mesa, AZ.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Mountain View Funeral Home, Mesa, AZ, was in charge of arrangements.