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Albert A. “Jack” Sternberg, 90, Jasper

Jack SternbergAlbert A. “Jack” Sternberg, 90, of Jasper, died Tuesday (February 4) at Brookside Village in Jasper. He was born in St. Anthony October 29, 1923, to Hubert and Mary (Durcholz) Sternberg. He had two marriages. His first marriage was to Dorothy Gunselman. She preceded him in death in 1967. He then married Carol Bleuel September 14, 1968, in Pleasure Ridge, Kentucky.

Jack was the founder and owner of Sternberg  Automotive Group, headquartered in Jasper, with affiliates in Louisville, Evansville, Bloomington, and Dale.  He was one of the founders of and on the board of directors of both Jasper State Bank and Freedom Bank. He was an Army Air Corps veteran and served during World War II. He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, the Jasper Moose, and American Legion Post No. 147. He enjoyed playing golf and selling cars.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Sternberg; two sons, Tom Sternberg and wife Pat, Jasper, and Steve Sternberg and wife Grace, Louisville; two step-daughters, Nikki Buckman, Louisville, and Teri Bleuel and husband Dr. Charles McCalla, Bloomington; seven grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Henrietta “Sis” Ruxer, Jasper.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Jack Sternberg, one step-son, Robert Bleuel, one siser, Edna Seelye, and three brothers, August “Gus,” William “Bill,” and Richard “Dick” Sternberg.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, with entombment following in Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. American Legion Post No. 147 will conduct military gravesite rites. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper, and one hour before services at Precious Blood Church. The Jasper Moose will conduct a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Catholic Church, the St. Benedict’s Convent, or to the Dubois County Food Bank. Online condolences may be made at


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