January 11, 2018
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January 11, 2018
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January 12, 2018
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Allan Dean Sturm, 79, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis surrounded by his family.
Allan was born on May 16, 1938 in Ada, Minnesota to Edward and Lillian (Huseby) Sturm. He lived in the Fargo-Moorhead area through his elementary and high school years.
Following high school, he joined the United States Airforce where he served as an airman for four years – with assignments in Georgia, Puerto Rico and Bermuda. In 1959, he completed his service with an honorable discharge and returned to Moorhead.
In 1960, he married the love of his life, Isabelle. Throughout 57 years of marriage, they enjoyed the journey while tackling life’s challenges together. Allan and Isabelle moved to Woodbury, Minnesota in 2013 to be closer to his greatest sources of joy, his daughter, Rochelle and grandson, Reese.
He worked his entire life at Nash Finch, retiring as Assistant Manager at Warehouse Market in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1983.
Throughout his life, Allan enjoyed fishing, travelling, cars, story-telling, country music, laughing and helping people. He especially enjoyed watching his grandson grow into an honorable young man.
He is survived by his wife, Isabelle (Cossette) Sturm; his daughter and son-in-law Rochelle (Colin) Myers; grandson, Reese Myers; and siblings, Robert Sturm and Donna (Sturm) Coleman.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Donald and Gerald.
Allan fought a long and difficult battle with lung cancer. His Angel, Dr Timothy Larson, treated Allan’s illness and provided hope, kindness and compassion in the darkest of times – right until the end of his life.