Donald A. Sternberg, age 86, of Lake in the Hills, IL, passed away on January 15, 2022. He was born September 22, 1935 in Milwaukee, WI to his loving parents, Walter and Isabelle (née Bast) Sternberg.

Donald worked as a transmission mechanic. He and his wife, Shirley, were married for 40 years before her passing in 2011, and he loved her more than anything.

Donald’s attitude was always “good everyday, all the time!” He enjoyed baseball, and loved the Cubs. He also liked Bingo and The Rifleman.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Sternberg. He is survived by his daughter, Tammy Newsome; son, James Newsome; and grandchildren, Rhiannon Newsome, Julian Newsome, and Keylee Newsome.

Visitation will be 2:00 until funeral service at 4:00pm, Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, IL 60120.  Pr. Larry Tieman will be officiating.

Mourners are encouraged to review the funeral home COVID-19 public health policies ahead of time.

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Interment will be private.

Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

2 Replies to “Donald A. Sternberg”

  1. Uncle Donald was an influence of stability in my life. His home in Chicago was always open to our family of 7–and I see that has been passed on down line. We will miss him, but his memories will live on.

  2. I’ll miss you Uncle Donald, you were my Dad’s secret “favorite”. I first got to know you when we both visited Nana in Wauwatosa, usually on Sunday afternoons. I also remember fondly our family visits to see you, Shirley and our cousins in Chicago. Later, when you lived in Milwaukee, I’d always stop by to see you, or to go out for coffee or lunch whenever I was in town. I’ll miss your chirpy humor and unique way of looking at the world. Thanks for being my uncle and being there for my Dad.

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