Gertie M. Sturm

Gertie M. Sturm, 84, of Texas City, passed away on May 9, 2019 at UTMB in Galveston.  She was born on September 10, 1934 in Needville, Texas to Joe and Caroline Borowiak.

She was a Registered Nurse (RN) and retired from UTMB.  Gertie was a member of St. Mary of the Miraculous Medal Catholic Church in Texas City.  She loved to play 42 dominoes with her friends at the Nessler Center, having margaritas at Terraza’s and loved going on gambling trips with family and friends.  This loving mother, grandmother and friend will be missed.

In addition to her parents, Gertie is preceded in death by her husband Alroy G. Sturm, brothers; John, Louis, Billy and Willy and sister, Josie Brau.  She is survived by son Charles Sturm, wife Lydia, daughter Donna Morton, husband Richard, son James Sturm; sisters, Verna Foyt and Agnes Prasatik; grandchildren, Christina Urbina, Kathi Lazarus and husband Lazarus Noor, Chadwick Sturm and wife Taylor, Chase Sturm, Summer Sturm and Cody Bowman; along with 6 great grandchildren; other family and friends.

Funeral Service will be at 1:00pm on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque with Deacon Gerry Weiser officiating.  Interment will follow at Hayes Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Harold Fattig, Chad Sturm, Lazarus Noor and Cody Bowman.


  1. Charles, Donna, James and family,
    We extend our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. She leaves a legacy of a large wonderful family with many friends. Her service as a nurse, caring for and helping others, takes a special quality we all admire. This was instilled in her family as well. I have memories of Gertie as a young Aunt at Sturm family gatherings when I was young. We continued to visit with her occasionally at those events as our families grew. She was always at every event helping and visiting.
    May God bless and keep each one of you as you celebrate and remember her life today and in the years to come.
    David and Carol Minze

    David Minze
  2. Deepest condolences to the family.

    Venessa Henry-Jankowski

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