Carolyn C. Sterken passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at St. Tammany Hospital at the age of 83.  She was born on Sunday, December 3, 1933 in Garyville, Louisiana to the late Eunice Roberts Coutarde and the late Charles Eric Coutarde.  She was a resident of Ponchatoula, Louisiana.

Carolyn is survived by her sons, Ervin H. Sterken, Jr., and Ronnie W. Sterken; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Sterken, Sr.; son, Michael W. Sterken; parents, Charles Eric Coutarde and Eunice Roberts; brother, C.E.  Coutarde; and sisters, Nelwin Thibodaux and Audrey Landry.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation at French Corner Baptist Church, 39715 Teel Rd, Ponchatoula, LA 70454, on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 10:00 am until the service at 12:00 pm.

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