10254 W. Carlton Bay | Garden City, ID 83714

David Louis Sturm February 17, 1950 - January 22, 2021

 David Louis Sturm passed away peacefully on January 22, 2021, in Meridian, Idaho, surrounded by his wife and family and friends. David was born in Rawlins, Wyoming, on February 17, 1950, to Helen and Al Sturm.

David attended schools in Rawlins, graduating from Rawlins High School in 1968. He thoroughly enjoyed his high school years where he was active and excelled in many sports. Fortunately, his son Matthew shared his love of baseball and he was very active in the league while Matthew played in Little League. He was the President of the Northwest Ada Little League for several years. He received his degree from the University of Wyoming in Business Administration. Then David started his career in marketing. This path brought him to Boise, Idaho where he married Margie Drost. To this union their son Matthew was born. They later divorced.   David then met the love of his life, Kathy Moon. They’ve been married 27 years.

David struggled for 12 years from a rare heart/lung disease, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Because of his condition, David joined the PAH Support Group, eventually becoming a co-leader until he was no longer able to handle his duties.

David will always be remembered for his quick wit and ability to make those around him laugh. His in-laws always delighted in his playful personality and they shared many laughs. The family is so grateful to his many friends who supported him during his valiant struggle. He still  maintained wonderful friendships with his buddies from grade school through college. A special thanks to St. Luke’s Hospice for the extraordinary care that they gave him over the last 3 years. His caregivers became a part of our family and we will never forget the respect and kindness that they showed him.

David is survived by his wife Kathy, son Matthew, and mother Helen Sturm. His sisters Sandra (Leo) Chapman, Christine (David) Throgmorton of Rawlins, WY; Theresa (Rick) Lindahl of Fort Collins, CO; brother Tom Sturm of Montpelier, VT.; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father Al.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association at phassociation.org or the animal rescue charity of your choice.  Due to the pandemic, no services will be held in Boise, Idaho, at this time. Services will be held in Rawlins at a later date.  The family asks that next time you have a chance, raise a glass and say a toast for David.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowman Funeral Parlor in Garden City, Idaho.


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    Randy Wiktorek says

    Though a cousin – your were more a brother. Though far away – you were always thought of and remembered. Though our visits weaved in and out during our lives – these last ten years were full of memories and laughter with each visit with you. Though we never really said it enough – we always knew the love we had for each other. Though you will be deeply missed – you will never be forgotten. Love you Dave, always and forever !!!!!! Randy Wiktorek ( Mack )

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    Jodi Powell Grimm says

    I met Dave when he was in college as my brother’s BFF. That was 40-some years ago. I remember him for his warmness, witty sense of humor, and just being a hands-down nice guy. He will be missed by the Powell family and we have to focus on being so lucky to have him as a part of our lives. Our thoughts are with all his family at this really sad time.

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    Gary Clark says

    Having come to know Dave some 15 years ago as a coworker it wasn’t long afterwards that we became friends. Dave’s honesty & integrity as an individual was without question. His devotion to Kathy, his soul mate was apparent. He was a big teddy bear & loving human being. I will greatly miss this man among men. I love you Dave.

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    Dave Kerns says

    Great boss at Borg Warner, but the best part was Dave was a great guy. Always loved working for you and having those after work beers from time to time. You will be missed
    RIP my friend.

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    Bob Hatfield says

    I’m so deeply sorry and saddened! We lost touch sometime back in the 90’s (after the Borg-Warner/Transamerica era) but Dave was often on my mind. I ran a google to see if we could connect and this is where it brought me. You’re picture reminds me of a dear friend and colleague. I thought we could always talk about anything and everything. I remember the days fishing on Lucky Peak and drinking a beer. Wow, hard to believe that’s more than 40 years ago! I regret that we lost touch over the years but will always have good memories of working together…..wish that I could have also met Kathy. RIP my good friend and buddy,

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