Joseph J. Sterba, Jr., 78
Spent most of his professional life in South Omaha selling insurance.
Preceded in death by parents Joseph, Sr. and Alice Sterba.
Survived by wife Jane Sterba; son Paul (Lisa) Sterba; daughter Susan (Mike) McLaughlin; grandchildren Isabelle and Delaney Sterba, Katie and Owen McLaughlin; brother Ken Sterba; sister Barbara (Terry) Payne; also leaves an aunt; many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends throughout Omaha.
Joe was born and raised in South Omaha and often referred to himself as a Proud S.O.B., which means a South Omaha Boy. He attended Assumption Catholic Church and School, and talked often about playing baseball in Brown Park. He later attended Creighton Prep High School and Creighton University. Joe sold insurance at Merker Realty and Insurance near 24th and L Streets for decades and later opened his own office under the name Dross-Sterba Insurance near 24th and J Streets before retiring. Joe's insurance career allowed him to do something he loved and that was to get out and meet people. Many people know him as Husker Joe for his love of Husker athletics especially football. Until recently Husker Joe rarely missed a home game since getting his season tickets in 1962. Joe will be missed by all who knew him and certainly South Omaha.
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