Bev Sturm, 89, of Wayne, died Sunday, June 16, 2019 at the Pender Community Hospital in Pender.
Services will be held Saturday, June 22 at 1:20 p.m. (Chicago Cubs first pitch time) at First United Methodist in Wayne. The Rev. Kyle Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday, June 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with family present. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Memorials may be directed to the Greenwood Cemetery Association.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
Beverly June Sturm was born Feb. 12, 1930 in Lincoln to Harry Enos and Grace Mae (Taylor) Metcalf. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1948. Bev married James H. “Jim” Sturm on April 20, 1951 in Lincoln. They farmed near Nehawka, then lived in Sioux City, Iowa for several years, before moving to Wayne in 1962. At first, Bev was a stay-at-home Mom. Over the next several years, she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Dave and Marie Ewing at Midwest Land Company, DX Station for Bob and Pauline Merchant, Standard Oil, and then Triangle Finance with State National Bank. Following her retirement, Bev worked as needed at Mines Jewelry, Copy Write Publishing, and did book work out of her home for Larry Test and Dutch Sitzman. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church over 60 years, where she served as treasurer for several years, and was a member of the Eastern Star. Bev and Jim enjoyed bowling and square dancing. Bev was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan.
Survivors include her children, Lori (John) Carollo of Wayne and Jim (Jackie) Sturm of Lincoln; grandchildren, Tony Carollo, Jason Carollo, Ryan (Karey) Sturm (Max and Emma), Eric Sturm, Cari (Sturm) Rothluebber, Robbie (Tina) Sturm (Caden, Nolan, Audrey), Michael (Brooke) Sturm (Chase, Evlyn, Taelyn), Lesli Sturm, and Jeremy (Lacey) Sturm (Kelsie, Destinee, Aspyn, Diesel); sister, Bonnie Alexander of Westwood, N.J.; many nephews, nieces, and friends; and longtime in-home caregiver and friend, Jennifer Hancock.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James “Jim” Sturm on June 18, 1993; son, Doug Sturm on June 1, 2019; siblings, DeEtta (Buzz) Taylor, Gene (Dorothy) Metcalf, George (Helen) Metcalf, Robert A. “Bob” (Dorothy) Metcalf, Helen (George) Johnson, and Virginia “Pete” (Everett) Owens; in-laws, Melvin and Grace Sturm and sister-in-law, Marge (Jack) Reece.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends Jane Ahmann, Cap Peterson, Don Buryanek, Scot Saul, Roger Niemann, Pat Gross and Dennis Lipp and nephews, Bill Reece, Jerry Fudge, Gregg Johnson and Keith Enders.
Active pallbearers will be Bev’s grandchildren.