He was born on Nov. 5, 1939 in Gillett to Arnold Sturm, Sr. and Mary (Kapitza) Sturm. He married his wife Katherine Sturm on September 7, 1963.
Survivors include his son, Leonard “Bubba” Sturm, Jr.; daughters Mary Lea Kyrish and Karen Ruth Donahoe; grandchildren, Justin Sturm, Jonathan Sturm, Ashley Williamson, Nathan Sturm, Andrew, Matthew Donahoe, John Kyrish, Jr. and Jantzen Kyrish; great-grandchildren, Dallas and Jakobee Williamson; brothers, George, Arnold, Joseph “Bodie”, David, Danny, Tim and Fabian “Red” Sturm; and by sisters, Connie Lyssy, Sister Marian Sturm and Louise Reeh.
Preceded in death by his parents, his wife and by daughter Margaret Ann Sturm.
A Rosary was recited at 6 p.m. on Sunday Aug. 19, 2012 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Falls City. Funeral Mass was held on Monday Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial followed in the Falls City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Justin Sturm, Jonathan Sturm, Cody Kotara, Nathan Sturm, John Kyrish Jr., and Joseph Williamson. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Rhodes Funeral Home of Karnes City, Texas.