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Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Obituary: Francis (Butch) Sturm

  • Francis (Butch) Sturm, 66, Purdin, formerly of Meadville, died Thursday, July 18, 2913, at his home.
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  • Francis (Butch) Sturm, 66, Purdin, formerly of Meadville, died Thursday, July 18, 2913, at his home.
    Funeral services were held Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home, Brookfield, with Rev. Rex Leppin officiating. Visitation was held from 1 p.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home. Burial was in Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling.
    Memorials to Senate Bill 40 may be left at or mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, Mo. 46428.
    Francis Lee was born March 3, 1947, in Chillicothe, son of Lee and Frances (Sears) Sturm.
    Butch graduated from Meadville R-IV High School. He helped his parents who operated a drug store in Meadville for several years. He had worked on the Senate Bill 40 yard crew and helped do farm work for Bill and Karen Rojas, Purdin. He was a member of Senate Bill 40 Special Olympics Team.
    Survivors include his friends and caregivers, Bill and Karen Rojas; their children Bryon Rojas and family, New Boston, and Kelly Decious and family, Tracy, Iowa.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.

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