Lawrence Edward “Ed” Sturm, 91
May 27, 2021
Lawrence Edward Sturm, “Ed”, 91, of Manheim, died peacefully on Thursday, May 27th, 2021. Born in Akron, OH, to Russell and Ora Sturm, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Paul, Gene, Shirley Moseley, and Mary Lou Verheyen. He is survived by his bride of 65 years, Donna Sturm, his siblings, Freeda Roberts and Francis Sturm, a son, Jeff Sturm, two daughters, Tami Howse (Robert) and Traci Jones (Brian), and his grandchildren, Daniel Schmiedel (Theresa), Kelsey Austin (Daniel), and Alaina Gotwalt (John).
Ed served as First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and Captain in the reserves. His career as an equipment engineer at Goodyear spanned 42 years. He volunteered at Habitat for Humanity and the Office of Aging.
Ed loved cooking, golfing, and making beautiful furniture for his family. At age 75, he learned to play the upright bass for a bluegrass band. Ed put his family first, setting an excellent example for them with his infectious sense of humor, supportive attitude, and magnetic personality, which earned him friends everywhere.
A military service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 2nd at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Masonic Village Hospice at 98 Masonic Drive, Suite 101, Elizabethtown, PA, 17022.
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June 01, 2021
Oh Tami – I am so very sorry! Hugs and prayers to you & your family !
June 01, 2021
Donna and family; I am truly sorry for your loss. Although I knew Ed for a relatively short period of time, I appreciated his warmth and sense of humor. May fond memories sustain you at this time of sorrow.
June 01, 2021
Traci and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know that God will get you through this difficult time. I did not know your dad well, but knowing you shows me what a wonderful & loving man he was. Love to you & your family.
May 31, 2021
Donna and family; you have our deepest sympathy on the loss of Ed. May the Lord comfort you during this trying time. I will definitely miss talking to Ed. He was always entertaining. He was a loving neighbor.
May 30, 2021
Yes, Ed you will be missed not only by your loving wife, family and your long-time friends but also your golf T&T buddies of recent years. For me who shares in the credit for getting you involved with the group I’ll miss reminding you not to hit to the fleft on the first tee. It is where the trees were awaiting and of course I’ll always recall the wide grin of acknowledgement. We may miss your swing but you’ll always be part of the group playing somewhere in a foursome.
- Wednesday, June 02, 2021
- 2:00 PM
- Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
- Indiantown Gap Road
- Annville, PA
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