Gregory James Sturm, 27, was born June 25, 1985, the oldest son of James and Tammy Sturm. He was tragically killed in an accident on Feb. 25, 2013, near Belt.
Greg graduated from Anaconda High School in 2003. Before graduating, he went to Mexico with the Tijuana Trekkers to help build houses.
During high school, Greg enjoyed working at Barclay Supper Club and then Wal-Mart. After graduating, Greg went to Washington to work with his Uncle Steve at Steve Cron Masonry. When he returned to Montana, he went to work for Cranford Masonry out of Bozeman. He went through the Union Iron Workers Apprenticeship, local 841, while working for Sowles Steel Erectors and was currently employed with Apex Steel.
Greg’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, “Bar-B-Qing,” camping and gathering firewood for his family, which was never considered a job. Any free time he had was spent with family and friends. He was always the life of the party and put a smile on everyone’s face.
Greg was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jerry Sturm; maternal grandparents, Mildred and James Kish, and Walter Struble; cousin, Tina Kish Smith; and Breanna’s mother, Teresa Bishop.
He is survived by his parents, Jim and Tammy; his brother, Brandon; the love of his life, Breanna Bishop; her parents, Will and Kelly Bishop; Breanna’s brothers, Christopher, Jeremy, Benji, Zach and Ty; his grandmother, Dorothy Sturm; his godparents, Bob and Bernie Sturm; and numerous loving and caring aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Anaconda.
Greg will be laid to rest with his Grandpa Jerry at Mount Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Jude’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0142; Anaconda Boys and Girls Club, 118 E. 7th St., Suite. 1B, Anaconda, 59711, or Discovery House, 65 Sheep Gulch Road, Anaconda, 59711.
“Poodle — you went out with your boots on.”
In memory of Greg, next football season please give a cheer to the Dallas Cowboys, whether you are a fan or not.
“Live a good life. And in the end, it’s not the years in a life; it’s the life in the years.”
Longfellow-Finnegan-Riddle Funeral and Cremation Service is entrusted with Greg’s funeral arrangements.
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