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Allan Sturm

May 16, 1938 - January 06, 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.

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5 responses to “Allan Sturm”

  1. Donna and Earl Coleman says:

    Good bye my dear brother and father figure in my life . Thank you for being there for me and Jerry in our younger years and now. Earl and I will always miss you. I know you will be looking down on all your family and watching over us, God bless till we meet again love and miss you always Donna and Earl

  2. Desireé Coleman Wilson and family says:

    Hearing of your loss has deeply saddened us and we know that this is far from what you are going through. Uncle Allan will truly be missed and will never be forgotten. He will live on in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. We hope that your family finds comfort in our prayers.

  3. Robert Sturm says:

    My dear brother i will miss you dearly. Had a hard time with video, but i know you’re out of pain and in heaven looking down. We’ll all join each other up there in due time. RIP bro, God Bless

  4. Monica Sturm says:

    I am so saddened by my uncle Allan’s passing. I will miss him very much. I know that he is united in heaven with our other loved ones and he is watching over all of us.

    The Broken Chain
    We little knew that morning,
    God was going to call your name,
    In life we loved you dearly,
    In death we do the same.

    It broke our hearts to lose you,
    You did not go alone,
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God called you home.

    You left us beautiful memories,
    Your love is still our guide,
    And though we cannot see you,
    You are always by our side.

    Our family chain is broken,
    And nothing seems the same,
    But as God calls us one by one,
    The chain will link again.

    God bless you all. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  5. Orinne Sturm says:

    Beautiful video and music. Rest in peace Allan. You will be missed. Love and healing prayers to Isie, Rochelle, Colin and Reese.

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