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Dennis E. Sturman

Dennis E. Sturman, age 59 of Delano, passed away peacefully at his home Thursday, July 7, 2005. God called him home to work in his garden.

Dennis was born Aug. 18, 1945 to Royal and Glenna (Drews) Sturman in Minneapolis.

He graduated from Watertown High School in 1964; and served in the Army from Dec 22, 1965 to Dec. 2, 1967.

Dennis was united in marriage to Kathy (Racette) Aug. 21, 1971. This union was blessed with four children.

Dennis was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and a friend to many. He was happiest when tending his garden, and especially when sharing this task with his children and grandchildren.

An active member of the Delano American Legion Post 377, Dennis enjoyed 34 years of marching with his friends. He was always very proud of his part in carrying the American flag so as to honor his fallen comrades.

Dennis also enjoyed reading and talking about history with his family and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Kathy; daughter Sally and Troy Battig; and sons Michael and Melanie Sturman, Steven and Heidi Sturman, and Thomas Sturman and special friend Julie.

He is further survived by his grandchildren: Austin, Logan, Megan, Oliver, and Ethan; mother Glenna Sturman; and siblings Jim Sturman, Daniel and Mary Sturman, and Patty Sturman.

Funeral services were Monday, July 11 at the Delano Evangelical Free Church in Delano with the Rev. Peter Johannsen officiating. Interment was in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Military honors were provided by the Delano American Legion Post 377, and a special reading was done by Dennis’ daughter, Sally.

Casket bearers were Michael Sturman, Steven Sturman, Thomas Sturman, Troy Battig, Daniel Sturman, and Kevin Sturman.

Cancer is so limited . . . It cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, in cannot corrode fuith, it cannot eat away peace, it cannot kill friendship, it cannot shut out memories, it cannot silence courage, it cannot invade the soul, it cannot reduce eternal life, it cannot quench the spirit, it cannot lessen the power of the resurrection.

Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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