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Sterling King

September 30, 1932 ~ January 12, 2021 (age 88)

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Sterling King, A long-time resident of Wauseon, Ohio, passed away on January 12, 2021 at the age of eighty-eight.  Sterling was born to Christian and Olga King September 30, 1932. He was a graduate of Wauseon High School, Bowling Green State University and The Ohio State University College of Optometry.  While in school he marched in both the Bowling Green and Ohio State bands and never missed an Alumni Band game until 2010.  After graduating from college, he served in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  After this he setup his business in Archbold where he practiced optometry until 1994.  His favorite past time was being a railroader.  He owned several streetcars and a caboose which was located near Delta, Ohio.  He also wrote a book about the Toledo and Indiana Railway which sold thousands of copies.  He was a devoted member of Wauseon First Christian Church all his life.   Sterling was also very active in the various branches of Free and Accepted Masons.

He is survived by his wife Joan Norton King with whom he shared over sixty years of marriage and his two sons Christian and Jeffrey.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.  at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, Ohio, where a  Masonic Service will be held at 6:30 P.M. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 16, 2021 at the Swanton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials maybe made to Wauseon Lodge no 349 Free and Accepted Masons. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

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January 15, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home
219 S. Fulton St
Wauseon, OH 43567

Masonic Service
January 15, 2021

6:30 PM
Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home
219 S. Fulton St
Wauseon, OH 43567

Graveside Service
January 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Swanton Cemetery
Main St. south of US 20 Alt
Swanton, OH 43558

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