He was a senior at DeSoto High School. Sterling was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Thomas Emory Wood, Jr. He is survived by his parents, Frederick and Sandra Franzwa, of Shawnee, Kansas, Maternal grandmother, Sharon Wood, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, paternal grandparents, Sterling (Russ) and Anastasia Franzwa of Glidden, Iowa and sibling, half-brother, Michael Nelson of Cresco, Iowa and many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of family and friends.
Sterling loved power-lifting, Ford trucks, country music, football, time at the Lake of the Ozarks with his family and friends, dirt bike riding, working and being at Lifetime Fitness, his dog Dash and simply spending time with his friends.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:00 noon on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 12:00.
Sterling chose to be an organ donor.
A go fund me page has been set up in Sterling’s name. Condolences may be shared with Sterling’s family at www.CremationCenterKC.com
Arrangements: Cremation Center of Kansas City; 913-384-5566