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Ardith Sturm

February 7, 1929 — February 26, 2015

Ardith Ann, daughter of Joseph and Frances (Wittrock) Bluml was born February 7 1929 on the home place near Halbur, Iowa. She attended school in Halbur and lived with her family on the farm. On September 1, 1948 Ardith was united in marriage with Albert Sturm at St. Augustine Church in Halbur. They were the parents of seven children and farmed and raised their family near Templeton until moving to a farm northwest of Manning. They resided on that farm for 54 years. Albert and Ardith lived in Manning after retiring. In addition to being a housewife Ardith worked at Manning General Hospital for ten years. In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards, slot machines and dancing at the Five Mile House. Above all she was devoted to her children and grandchildren. Ardith was a faithful member of Sacred Heart Parish in Manning where she taught CCD for a number of years. Ardith's health declined shortly after the death of her husband Albert in 2013. She entered Manning Regional Healthcare Center a day before her death there on February 26, 2015 at the age of 86 years and 19 days. Preceding Ardith in death are her parents; husband; siblings: Jerome (Bonnie) Bluml, Elmer Bluml, Delores Odendahl, Esther (Wayne) Rohe, Larry Bluml and Jim Bluml; brothers in law Sylvester Irlbeck, Loras Stork and Vernon Hinners. Ardith is survived by her seven children: Kenneth (Claudia) Sturm of Mesa, AZ, Robert (Barbara) Sturm of Halbur, Karen (Carl) Herreman of Omaha, NE, Larry (Dawn) Sturm of Manilla, Donna (Jeffrey) Alfers of Manning, Randy (Denise) Sturm of Ankeny, and Russell (Amy) Sturm of Avoca; 15 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; siblings: Glenn (Sharon) Bluml of Spencer, Ardella Irlbeck of Templeton, Don (Carol) Bluml of Dubuque, Margaret Hinners of Manning, and Charlene Stork of Glidden; sisters in law Faye Bluml and Bernice Bluml of Carroll, Mildred Sturm of Lake View; brother in law Lou (Erna) Odendahl of Manning; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. REVEREND JOHN GERALD, CELEBRANT REVEREND ROBERT GRALAPP, CONCELEBRANT Lector ABBEY STURM Mass Servers SAM AND BEN WEGNER Eucharistic Ministers BARBARA STURM AMY STURM Gift Bearers GRANDDAUGHTERS SAM STURM Music "HOW GREAT THOU ART" "AMAZING GRACE" "BE NOT AFRAID" "ON EAGLE'S WINGS SACRED HEART CHOIR PAT HEITHOFF, ORGANIST Honorary Casket Bearers ~ Grandchildren KELSEY SEBERN RACHELLE STURM TESS STURM ABBEY STURM MANDY ZIMMERMAN HEATHER EISCHEID AMY MCCULLOUGH JUSTIN STURM CHRIS STURM BEN STURM JOEY STURM SHAWN SWANSON CODY SWANSON ADAM STURM AARON STURM ARIC STURM SAM STURM Casket Bearers ~ Children KENNETH STURM ROBERT STURM KAREN HERREMAN LARRY STURM DONNA ALFERS RANDY STURM RUSSELL STURM

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