Gordon Howard Sturm
Of Ankeny, Iowa

Gordon Sturm, age 83, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. He was born the son of Howard and Sara Sturm on January 27, 1937 in Villisca, Iowa. Gordon graduated from Gravity High School, where he met his high school sweetheart, Carren. He had a love for music, playing the saxophone in his family’s band and singing in the church choir. Gordon was a member of Ankeny First United Methodist Church – Faith Chapel. Gordon worked as a sales representative for a variety of companies throughout his years and owned and operated The Edge Pro since 1990.

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 62 years, Carren; children, Deborah (Arthur) Taylor and Jason (Jessica) Sturm; sister, Sandra (Ray) Boyer; grandchildren, Rachael (Nick) Lavoie, Renae (fiancé, Brian Witte) Trevino, Kristina (Jake) Walker, Emily (Brandon) Smart, Zachary Sturm, Travis Sturm, Victoria Sturm, Lillian Sturm and Max Sturm; great-grandchildren, Lilliana Ann, Tez, Jamarie, Junior, Luanna, Justin, Zaymetrius, Colton, Langston, Quinn and Aiden; and a host of extended family and friends.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; and infant son, Michael Edward Sturm.

There will be a celebration of life on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Ankeny First United Methodist, 206 SW Walnut Street, Ankeny. Family will begin greeting guests at 9:00 a.m., followed by a memorial service at 10:00 a.m. Gordon will be laid to rest at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1 NE 60th Avenue, Des Moines after the services. Masks will be required for people attending and out of courtesy for the family, we respectfully request social distancing. If people are unable to attend the service, we encourage friends to share their sympathies with his family using Hamilton’s online condolences at The option to attend the service virtually is available through the following link.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to Ankeny First United Methodist Church – Faith Chapel in memory of Gordon.

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