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Walter M. Sturman Jr., 72

Walter M. “Sonny” Sturman Jr, age 72, of Buffalo, formerly of Delano, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2009, at his home.

A graveside service will take place Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Delano Public Cemetery in Delano. The Rev. Matthew Sipe of the Delano United Methodist Church will officiate at the service.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

Walter was born Dec. 8, 1936, in Delano, the only child born to Walter and Adeline Sturman.

He was a longtime resident of Delano, and in recent years, resided in Buffalo.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Adeline Sturman.

He is survived by his cousins, Marguerite Sturman Swartzer of Delano, Thomas Sturman of Malibu, CA, John P. Sturman of New Bern, NC, Marjorie Sturman Beil of Algonquin, IL, Richard G. Sturman, Robert B. Sturman, both of Dubuque, IA, and Lyle Payette, Jr. of Minneapolis.