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Frank Conrad Sturm
August 29, 1930 - February 20, 2019
Frank was born Aug. 29, 1930, in Elwood, to Kathryn (Lutgenau) and Conrad Frank Sturm. Frank was a lifelong member of St. Mary's parish of Alexandria and a graduate of Campion Jesuit High School in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. He attended Xavier University prior to joining the United States Navy in March 1951.
In 1959, he married Anne Madden and together they raised seven children. Upon Anne's passing in 1985, Frank dedicated his time to raising his children and serving as an active citizen and businessman in Alexandria. Frank spent his career working for the Glove Corp., a family business in Alexandria, Indiana, Flat Rock, Illinois, Calico Rock and Heber Springs, Arkansas, along with Worth Racing, and Pyrotect Racing, both in Alexandria.
From 1968-1977 he was a member of Alexandria Community Development Corp., acting as founder and part owner of Yule Golf Course, Yule Apartments, Yule Estates and Woodlawn Acres. He was co-owner of Al-Man Corp., co-owner of Alexandria Auto Body and owner of L&S Knitting. Along with his wife Anne, he co-owned The Spirit Shop, The Bottle Shop and two other liquor stores in Madison County.
Frank was a member of the Elks and the Eagles in Alexandria, he was an avid golfer, hunter, and fisherman who loved spending time on the lake with his family.
Frank married Sharon Stegall in April 2002. They spent 17 wonderful years together enjoying their retirement while living on Lake Tippecanoe and in Indianapolis.
Frank is survived by his wife, Sharon Sturm of Indianapolis; children, Dr. Elizabeth (Timothy) Brater, Indianapolis, Suzanne Sturm (Lee Baran), New York, New York, Kathryn Sturm, Indianapolis, Jennifer Sturm Ables (Kevin) Muncie, Rebecca (Christopher) Danehy, East Greenwich, Rhode Island; stepdaughters, Christian (Michael) McDonald, Fishers, and Cheri Douglass, Anderson; grandchildren, Anne Pappas, Chicago, Illinois, Rylee Sturm, Alexandria, Patrick and Brendan Danehy, East Greenwich, Rhode Island; sister, Kathleen (Thomas) Walsh, Port St. Joe, Florida; brother, Dr. Joseph (Rosann) Sturm, Bloomington; sister-in-law, Marsha Madden, Alexandria; and many loving nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.
Frank was a friend to everyone he met, and will be lovingly remembered for his kind spirit. In honor of Frank, his family asks that you raise a cold beer in his memory.
Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Anne (Madden) Sturm; sons, Francis and John Sturm; sister, Mary Ann Oleksy; brothers-in-law, Robert Oleksy and John Madden; stepsons, Eric and Tony Stegall; and nephew, Anthony Oleksy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 1306 S. A Street, Elwood, with Father Dan Duff as Celebrant and Father Paul Cochran as concelebrant. Interment service with military honors will follow at Park View Cemetery in Alexandria.
Friends may call at the Noffze Funeral Home, 501 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Rosary Service will take place at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 820 W. Madison St., Alexandria, IN 46001, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Online guestbook: www.owensmemorialservices.com.
in memory of Frank
Obituary published in
Sunday February 24, 2019
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Noffze Funeral Home
501 North Harrison Street, Alexandria, IN, USA
Mass of Christian Burial
Monday February 25, 2019
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
1306 South A Street, Elwood, IN, USA
Monday February 25, 2019
Park View Cemetery
1101 South Park Avenue, Alexandria, IN, USA
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I will never forget such a wonderful and respected human being like you sir.
Love you buddy.