Fredrick E Sterzick

December 24, 1946May 15, 2019

Rick Sterzick, 72 of Idaho Falls passed away Wednesday, May 15 2019 at Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello, Idaho. Rick was born December 24, 1946 to William and Irene Sterzick in Burley, Idaho. He attended High School in Idaho Falls. He enlisted in the Marine Corp at the age of 17 in 1966. He served in Vietnam where he was combat wounded. He recovered at Bremerton Naval Hospital Bremerton, WA. Rick was Honorably discharged in 1968 as a Lance Corporal. Rick received the Purple Heart. He married Renae Boyce in 1968. They moved to California to attended college for 2 years. They had one son, Mark Sterzick. They later divorced. Rick married Nancy Howard in 1993. Rick was in car sales for many years before his health failed. Rick enjoyed Fishing, Golfing and taking many road trips. Rick spent the last 7 years at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello, Idaho. Rick is survived by Spouse Nancy Howard, Idaho Falls, ID. Son Mark Sterzick (Melissa) Torrence, CA, Stepson Brad Howard(Mary) Idaho Falls, ID, Brother Greg Sterzick, Idaho Falls, ID, Brother Chuck Hoffhine (Tere), Salt Lake City, UT, Brother Ken Hoffhine, Soda Springs,ID, Brother Steve Hoffhine (Kate) Boise, ID, Sister Michele Cutler(David) Idaho Falls, ID, Sister Carla Roland(Duane) Blackfoot, ID, and 4 granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents William and Irene. We wish to thank the Idaho State Veterans Home in Pocatello for the wonderful care they gave Rick. Family will greet friends at Buck Miller Hann, 825 E. 17th St., on Thursday, May 23 at 1:00pm then proceed to Graveside Services at Ammon Cemetery with Military Rites starting at 2:00pm. Memorial Contributions can be made to: Veterans Mobility Corp, 2052 Jennie Lee Drive, Suite 1, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404


  • Visitation Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 23, 2019


Fredrick E Sterzick

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Patricia Noble

May 24, 2019

Our heart-felt sympathy with death of your brother. May warm memories help soften your sorrow.


Wells - Noble CPA

Kay Chapman

May 18, 2019

Nancy I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember taking care of Rick a long time ago. I remember you and I having long talks about how hard the situation was for you guys. Anyway know I’m thinking about you and sending much love
Kay Chapman