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Robert Franklin Sturm

Sep 3, 2008

ARMSTRONG – Funeral services for Robert Sturm, 74, of Armstrong will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Armstrong with Father Verne Stapenhorst as celebrant. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Armstrong. Interment will be held at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Armstrong with military graveside rites by Weiby-Johnson VFW Post 5232.

He died Monday, Sept. 1, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn.

Robert Sturm, the son of Elmer and Margaret (Rezac) Sturm was born Sept. 3, 1933, in rural Dolliver.

He received his education in the Wallingford and Graettinger schools. Following his education he served in the United States Army and then began farming with his father and brother. In 1953, Robert moved to the Armstrong area where he continued to farm.

Robert was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Armstrong where he enjoyed ushering and participating in church activities. He enjoyed time with his family and working with beef cattle.

Left to cherish Robert’s memory are his nephew, Dick Sturm and his wife Kathy; nieces, Diane Sprague and her husband, Jack; Sharon Sjoblom and her husband, Mike; sister-in-law, Janet Sturm; six great-nieces and nephews, Stephanie Fredrickson and her husband, Dan; Kim Nielsen and her husband, Tyson, Tony Sprague; Ryan Sturm; Mark Sturm; Sean Sturm; five great-great nieces and nephews, Jeffrey, Lauren and Nicholas Fredrickson and Samantha and Hannah Nielsen.

Preceding Robert in death were his parents, grandparents and one brother, Vern Sturm.