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Jeffrey J. Sturm

February 16, 1966 ~ September 12, 2017 (age 51)

Jeffrey J. Sturm, age 51, of Freedom, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at his home with his family by his side.  Jeff was born on February 16, 1966, son of Alfred and Marilyn (Griesbach) Sturm.  He married Shelly Schuh on September 11, 1998.  Jeff was employed at Miller Electric for 30 years.  Jeff spent numerous hours building their dream cottage, where he had planned to retire with his wife. He enjoyed fishing, camping, golfing, boating, woodworking, and playing cribbage. Jeff was known for his Friday night fish fry and “Ol’ Fashions”.  He loved all sports, especially the Packers. He was involved with the Freedom Football Club and coached sports for his kids through the years.  

Jeff is survived by his wife Shelly, his children; Karissa (Shane) Otto, Jacob and Nathan.  He is further survived by his grandchildren; Weston and Burkley Otto. His father Al Sturm, siblings, Cheryl Jepsen, Nancy (Gary) Smith, Vicki (Steve) Vandenberg, Dave (Amy) Sturm and Karen (Greg) Gitter and his mother-in-law, Betty (Carl) Evers.  He is also survived by his in-laws, Scott (Beth) Schuh, Kris (Glen) Vosters, numerous nieces and nephews.  

Jeff was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn and his father-in-law, Bernie Schuh. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 at ST. NICHOLAS CATHOLIC CHURCH, W2037 COUNTY ROAD S, FREEDOM, with Fr. Walter Stumpf officiating.  Friends may call on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the VERKUILEN-VAN DEURZEN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, N3972 COLUMBIA AVENUE, FREEDOM and again at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.  After the service, lunch will be held at Romy’s Nitingale, Black Creek.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Affinity Hospice and UW-Madison Hospital for all of the care given to Jeff.

 Service Information

September 17, 2017

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Verkuilen-Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home
N3972 N Columbia Ave
Freedom, WI 54130

Funeral Service
September 18, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Nicholas Catholic Church
W2037 County Road S
Freedom, WI 54130

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