Jeffrey 'AJ' Sterwalt

Jeffrey "AJ" L. Sterwalt, 59 of Watertown passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

AJ was born on Oct. 3, 1959, in Watertown, the son of Albert and Gretchen (Gerth) Sterwalt. He married Renee Seefeldt on June 2, 2001, at the Watertown Moravian Church and the couple enjoyed 18 years of marriage. AJ worked for Fisher-Barton Specialty Products as a tool and die maker for 18 years. He was a co-owner of Breakshots Hubba-Hubba in Oconomowoc. In AJ's free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool, riding his motorcycle, spending time up north at Shady Oaks campground, and being with his Rottweilers and favorite black Lab, "Bear." Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be greatly missed by those who were fortunate to have known him.

AJ is survived by his wife Renee, his mother Gretchen Sterwalt of Watertown, brothers Gary (Jean) Sterwalt of Watertown and Allen Sterwalt (Gerald Spearman) of Villa Park, Illinois. Nephew Michael (Brittany) Sterwalt of Hartland, and sister-in-law Eljean Johnson of Las Vegas. He is also survived by a number of other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father.

A funeral service for AJ will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Dustin Yanke presiding. A visitation will be held at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials in AJ's honor to Trinity Lutheran Church would be appreciated.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes is caring for the family. To place an online condolence please visit

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home

213 S. Fifth St., Watertown

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