|Birth: ||Oct. 29, 1912|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 1993|
PRINCEVILLE -- Raymond J. Sturm, 80, of 310 Wheatley since 1978, formerly of Dunlap, died at 4:56 p.m. Friday, June 11, 1993, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
Born Nov. 29, 1912, in Peoria County to James Edward and Matilda Pointon Sturm, he married Belva Gratton in April 1940. She died Jan. 13, 1969, in Dunlap. He later married Dorothy Hendrick Schaffer on April 8, 1972, in Princeville. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Joy Sturm Tolley of Chillicothe; six stepdaughters, Mrs. Leonard (Patricia) Grove and Mrs. Don (Judy) Poole, both of Princeville, Mrs. Richard (Arlene) Martin of Henry, Mrs. Kelvin (Barbara) Anderson of Tampico, Mrs. Charles (Linda) Towne of Houston and Mrs. Larry (Mary) Drake of Camp Verde, Ariz.; two stepsons, Ronald Schaffer of Carol Stream and Mike Schaffer of Rock Falls; 36 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren. One son, Nyle Sturm, one granddaughter and two stepgrandchildren preceded him in death.
He did farm implement repair and refrigeration for Kuhn Hardware in Dunlap. In 1960, he founded Sturm Appliance in Dunlap and also worked for Colgan Hardware in Princeville, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Alta Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria.
He also was a member of Radnor Rod and Gun Club, NCT Camping Club and was a 50-year member of Dunlap Grange 919. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hammitt Funeral Home. The Rev. Ronald Dickinson will officiate. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Masonic services at 7:30. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria.
Memorials may be made to Akron-Princeville Ambulance Fund.
James E Sturm (1866 - 1946)
Matilda C Pointon Sturm Miller (1889 - 1977)
Belva Gratton Sturm (1918 - 1969)*
Dorothy M. Hendrick Schaffer (1919 - 1995)*
Swan Lake Memory Gardens
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Record added: Jan 19, 2012
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