1931 - 2017
Henry Olson Funeral Home
Friday, February 10, 2017 5pm to 7pm
United Methodist Church
10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2017
Pastor Lyndon Roesler - Officiating
Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Janet Lynn Sturm the daughter of Eugene and Hannah (Nielsen) Burg was born August 31, 1931 in Wallingford, Iowa. She died on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at her home near Armstrong, Iowa at the age of 85.
She received her education and graduated from Estherville High School. She then received her Bachelors Degree from Morningside College.
On June 26, 1954, Janet was united in marriage to Vern Sturm in Graettinger, Iowa. The couple lived in the Dolliver and Armstrong area all of their married life. Janet was an elementary school teacher for 30 years at Lincoln Central School. For hobbies she enjoyed reading, quilting, gardening and scrap booking. She really enjoyed being a cheerleader for her grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s sporting events. Spending quality time with her family and friends was very important to her.
She was a member of Armstrong Methodist Church, UMW and Neighborhood Club. She also was a leader and member of many other organizations.
Left to cherish Janet’s memory are her children, Dick Sturm and his wife, Kathy, Sharon Sjoblom and her husband, Mike of Armstrong, Diane Sprague of Savage, Minnesota; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; sister, Diana Glasser and her husband, Dallas of Boulder, Colorado; her nephew Matthew Glasser and his wife Tenisha.
She has been preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Vern; her in-laws Elmer and Margaret Sturm; brother-in-law Robert Sturm; and son-in-law Jack Sprague.