JoAnne B. Sturm

JoAnne B. Sturm, 69, of Colby, formerly of Hartford, passed away Monday, April 17, 2006.

She was born on Nov. 17, 1936 in Nenno, the daughter of Mat-thias and Theresa (nee Hoffman) Kohler, and married William Sturm Jr. on May 23, 1953 in Neosho.

Her world was her husband and her family - children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and her animals on the farm.

She and Bill retired to a farm in Colby in 1991 to enjoy small town living.

JoAnne had a great love for people and enjoyed working with animals.

She is preceded in death by her son, Michael Sturm; her parents; her grandson, Aaron Buchanan; four brothers; and three sisters.

JoAnne is survived by her husband, William; and her children, Kathy (Leonard) Morey of Hartford, William Sturm III of Colby, Roxanne Sturm of Colby and Robin (Justin Grace) Baker of Hartford.

She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Michaelyn Morey of Hartford, Owen Morey of South Carolina, Harmony Morey of Hartford, Kenny Morey of West Bend, Cynthia (Pat) Denune of Iron Ridge, James Morey and Amanda Morey, both of Hartford, Jason (Bethany) Foster of Fond du Lac, Jenny Uttech, Sara Uttech, Sharon Uttech, Dayna Baker, Jenna Baker and Devin Jochem, all of Hartford; two brothers, Matt (Elvira) Kohler of Hartford and Wally (Virginia) Kohler of Germantown; and four sisters, Mary Fetkenhauer of Hartford, Betty (Robert) Schaefer of Iron Ridge, Annie Kay of Marshfield and Rosie (Robert) Wenninger of Hartford.

Also surviving is Mark Uttech, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home, Hartford.

Funeral service will follow at 6 p.m., with Rev. Michael Tess officiating.

Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery on Friday at 10 a.m.