In memory of

Mildred Sturm

April 26, 1922 - November 18, 2018
From: Lake View, IA
Mildred Sturm

Mildred Sturm

Born: April 26, 1922
Died: November 18, 2018
Age: 96
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   Mildred Sturm, age 96, of Lake View, IA, formerly of Carroll, IA,  passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Twilight Acres in Wall Lake, IA.  Mildred was born on April 26, 1922, to August and Ella (Drees) Wittrock in Halbur, IA.  She was baptized on April 27, 1922, and attended school in Halbur up until the eighth grade.   

   Mildred met the love of her life, Edward A. Sturm and waited four years for his return home from the service to be united in marriage.  They were married on January 22, 1946 at St. Augustine Church in Halbur, IA and were blessed with seven children: Donald, Janet, JoAnn, Sherrie, Susie, Connie, and Doug.  The couple farmed near Templeton and Coon Rapids and in 1951 purchased their farm northwest of Auburn, IA. 

   Mildred volunteered at New Hope for 20 years.  She enjoyed dancing and playing cards.  In her free time she enjoyed quilting and joined the quilters at Holy Spirit and then joined the quilters at St. Joseph’s.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.  She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.     

   Left to cherish Mildred’s memory are her children: Donald Sturm and his wife Kathleen of Auburn, IA, Janet Steinkamp and her husband Dick of Carroll, IA, Sherrie Wilson and her husband Steve of Lake View, IA, Susie Frank and her husband Mike of Lake View, IA, Connie Neumayer and her husband Rodney of Centennial, CO, and Doug Sturm of Auburn, IA; 26 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; many extended family members and friends.

   Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Edward; parents; daughter JoAnn Riedell; grandson Jacob Riedell; daughter-in-law Mary Sturm; son-in-law Richard Riedell.


Mass of the Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Wednesday
November 21, 2018
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Father Joe Dilllinger
Deacon Butch Stone
4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Tuesday
7:00 p.m. Vigil Serice
November 20, 2018
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
St. Mary's Cemetery
Auburn, Iowa


Monday, November 26, 2018 at 10:14 AM
“Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I'll never forget her coming to visit my Dad days before he passed, i think that says all you need to hear about her and family. RIP Aunt Mildred.”
- Kenneth Sturm
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6:42 PM
“Sturm Family. Sorry to hear about mom. She was a sweet lady. Cindy and Dan Bieret ”
- Cindy Bieret
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:07 AM
“Our sympathy to all of the Storm family. Mildred was a sweet lady. Hold onto your memories.”
- Don and Donna Tjaden
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:07 AM
“Sherrie and family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Jim & Mary Lou(Meister) Dopheide”
- Mary Lou Dopheide
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:07 AM
“My deepest Sympathies to all of Mildred's family. I enjoyed seeing her at our Chit Chat card club every momth. We were blessed to see her in November. I loved her smile... always a beautiful smile!!!”
- Nancy Kuenen
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:07 AM
“We send you all our deepest sympathy. Your mom was a wonderful woman. When I saw her at Marge’s Birthday party she still had her big smile and sense of humor. I loved her laugh. She will always be missed but her memories will forever be in your heart. Cherish them. Our thoughts and prayers

Dennis and Phyllis Cannon”
- Phyllis (Reiling) Cannon & Dennis
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:07 AM
“We would like to express our condolences on your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Jason & Shannon Reising”
- Shannon Reising
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:07 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.”
- April (Riedell) Tigges
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:33 PM
“Sorry we will not be able to make the services but our thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I have very fond memories of your Mom and visiting at the farm. Blessings to all!”
- Jan (Sturm) Herzberg
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 1:33 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to the Sturm family”
- Mark and Tami Auen
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