Obituaries » Michel R Sturm DDS

November 2, 1947 - May 16, 2018

Funeral Service Date
May 22, 2018
Funeral Service Time
10:30 am

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Michel R Sturm DDS, 70, of Fort Wayne died May 16, 2018 at Parkview Memorial Hospital Randallia, Fort Wayne, IN, surrounded by his family. Michel was born November 2, 1947 in Parris Isle, SC, the eldest of nine children to the late Robert J. and Patricia A Sturm. He earned his BS in Biology and Chemistry at Xavier University, 1969. DDS at Indiana University, 1973. He practiced Dentistry in Ft. Wayne for 43 years. He was the founder of Pathways Inc. (crisis center for youth). Recipient Silver Beaver award, Scoutmaster Boy Scouts of America, Service to Mankind award, Sertoma International, executive committee of the Anthony Wayne Area council and past president. Volunteer Santa Claus for Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Trustee and chairman of student affairs committee of University St. Francis. President of the Anthony Wayne Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. Volunteer for CASA, Fellow American and International College of Dentists. Member Academy Operative Dentistry, American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, Isaac Knapp Dental Society, Rotary (Paul Harris fellow). In his spare time, he enjoyed painting, reading, sculpturing in stone, daily mass and telling a good joke. Michel is survived by his children, Kelly J Sturm Summers, Andrew R (Missy) Sturm, Abbey K (Clint) Knoblauch, Cassie R. (Matt) Kortenber, Chas M. (Liz) Sturm and Vincent M. (Mandee) Munoz and 15 grandchildren. Michel was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Diana Jo (Anderson) Sturm, his sister Sharon (Sturm) Kaseric, his brother Joseph Sturm and an infant girl. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 am, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Saint Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Rd with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Monday, May 21, 2018, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne, with a rosary at 3:30 pm. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

rosary at 3:30 pm

Visitation Date

May 21, 2018

Visitation Time

02:00 pm – 04:00 pm

06:00 pm – 08:00 pm

Additional Info

rosary at 3:30 pm

Funeral Service Information:

St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church

Phone: 260-482-2186

Address: 4916 Trier Rd. Fort Wayne IN, 46815

Service Date: May 21, 2018

Service Time: 2:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

May 22, 2018

Funeral Service Time

10:30 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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