Raymond (Jake) Sturm

Born: Sun., May 3, 1925
Died: Fri., Mar. 1, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Wed., Mar. 06, 2019
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 07, 2019
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

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Raymond (Jake) Sturm, 93, of Indianapolis, Indiana, passed away on Friday, March 1, 2019. Raymond was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 3, 1925 to the late Alta Josephine (Mozee) Sturm and Harry Sturm. He graduated from Southport High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Raymond was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He joined the service in 1943 and served in active combat, during the Second World War and the Korean Conflict. He recently participated in the Indy Honor Flight; where he enjoyed spending the day with his sister, Mildred Constable, and touring the war memorials in Washington D.C.

Raymond worked as a construction superintendent and project manager for Baker Forms Construction Company before retiring. He also worked for Sturm Tool and Die before retiring for the second time. He enjoyed golfing, grilling, reading the newspaper, and was an avid gardener. He enjoyed sharing the spoils of his garden with family, friends, and neighbors. He also enjoyed playing bridge and achieved the status of Life Master. Raymond was a member of the Indiana Carpenter’s Union Local 301 and Greenwood Masonic Lodge #514.

Raymond is survived by his sister, Mildred (Sturm) Constable and daughters, Susan (Sturm) Alexander, Laura (Sturm) Dewberry, and Nancy Sturm. Raymond is also survived by his granddaughter, Rayanna (Alexander) Binder. He is preceded in death by his mother, Alta Sturm; father, Harry Sturm; wife, Betty (Freeman) Sturm; and brothers, Harvey, Howard, Roland, and Richard Strum.

Services for Raymond will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the mortuary. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Indy Honor Flight at Indyhonorflight.org. The family of Raymond Sturm wishes to thank Compass Park, Indiana Masonic Home, for the compassionate care Raymond received during his final days.

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John Schaefer
   Posted Mon March 04, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. It was my privilege to get to know Uncle Ray and he will be sorely missed.

Lynn Backemeyer McCauley
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Dear Susan - Honor to your Dad; he looks like he was a very accomplished person. What a blessing to have our Dads with us so many years. May you have peace & comfort at this time. Love, Lynn

Jay Haggerty
   Posted Tue March 05, 2019
Ray used to take me to the Pacer games before I could drive. I would buy the tickets and he would drive. Of course, in those early ABA days, the tickets were $5. He was a solid guy.I will miss good ole Ray!

Pamela J Milam
   Posted Wed March 06, 2019
I will cherish the memories of my Uncle Ray. He was a sweet and kind man who had a sense of humor that always brought a smile. He will be missed. Love and condolences from my family to yours.

Pam, Mike, Jennifer, Amanda and William

   Posted Fri March 15, 2019
My heart goes out to your family. I am so sorry that you are going through this difficult time. Psalms 46:1 says, God is our refuge and strength, a help that is readily found in times of distress. And remember that God hates it when one of His children dies (Matthew 18:14, 1 Corinthians 15:26). So He makes Himself available in order to comfort us. In fact, 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4 refers to Him as the "God of all comfort". Pray to Him for strength to get through this most difficult time. Weep to Him when the words just won't come out. He will really help you (Isaiah 41:10) because He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7). And please, call upon His name found at Psalm 83:18

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