Sterkel, Harvey

Profession: 
Athlete
Biography: 

Harvey Sterkel, son of Henry Sterkel & Pauline Mohr, was born 19 May 1934 in Denver, Colorado.

Harvey Sterkel was a fast pitch softball pitcher, playing for 21 years with the Sealmaster Bearings of Aurora, Illinois - including two world championships in 1966 and 1968.  Sterkel was inducted into the Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in 1981 and the International Softball Federation Hall of Fame in November 2002.

He died 21 October 2019 in North Aurora, Illinois.

Harvey's Volga German ancestors come from the colony of Norka.

Source(s): 

- Crane, Carter. "The late Harvey Sterkel, legendary Aurora Sealmaster fastpitch softball pitcher." (29 October 2019). [Online]
- Harvey Sterkel (Norka Website)
- "Remembering Hall of Famer Harvey Sterkel" (28 October 2019) - www.teamusa.org
- Strong, Tom. "Remembering Harvey Sterkel, who was more than just a great Aurora softball player." Aurora Beacon-News (16 October 2020).

Volga Colonies: 
Related Surnames: 

Harvey Sterkel.
Source: Norka Website.

Dedication of Harvey Sterkel Field in Aurora, Illinois, on 10 June 2014.