JoAnne B. Sturm

JoAnne B. Sturm of Colby, formerly of Hartford, passed away Monday, April 17, 2006 at the age of 69 years. She was born on Nov. 17, 1936 in Nenno, the daughter of Matthias and Theresa (nee Hoffman) Kohler. She married William Sturm Jr., 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 Colby on a farm in 1991 to enjoy small-town living. JoAnne had a great love for people and enjoyed working with animals. JoAnne is survived by her husband, William Sturm Jr., of Colby, 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 SC, Harmony Morey of Hartford, Kenny Morey of West Bend, Cynthia (Pat) Denune of Iron Ridge, James Morey of Hartford, Amanda Morey of Hartford, Jason (Bethany) Foster of Fond du Lac, Jenny Uttech of Hartford, Sara Uttech of Hartford, Sharon Uttech of Hartford, Dayna Baker of Hartford, Jenna Baker of Hartford, and Devin Jochem 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 are Mark Uttech, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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

Visitation was April 20, 2006 at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Hartford. A funeral service followed, with Fr. Michael Tess officiating.

Interment was at Pleasant Hill Cemetery on April 21, 2006.

Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home assisted the family.