Kristopher Sturm

Kristopher “Kris” T. Sturm of Safford, passed into eternity on November 2, 2019 at the age of 39.  He was born on October 18, 1980 in Grand Junction Colorado Ron Frank Sturm & Mary June Willis Sturm with siblings Ronnie, Cherla, Doug, Jared, Shay and Rylan.

Kris attended Snow Canyon High School in St. George Utah and won the Utah State Championship in wrestling while there, and in 2016, he graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Asian Studies .

He loved to read, play sports of all kinds and was a very witty charmer.  He was kind, smart and very compassionate.  Everyone who knew Kris loved him.  He had a way of lighting up a room and making everyone laugh.  Those who knew him loved his wit and the fun puns he would throw into any conversation.

Kris is survived by his loving parents Ron & Mary June Sturm, and his siblings Ronnie, Cherla, Doug  (Laura), Jared (Cathy), Shay (Max Wood),  Rylan (Baylee) and his dog penny. Kris is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews who loved being with uncle Kris.

He is preceded in death by Frank Sturm, Leona Ruby Vetters Sturm and Robert Willis.

A memorial service for Kris will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 20th Street Chapel in Safford, beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Bishop John Green conducting.

Arrangements are under the direction of McDougal’s Caldwell Funeral Chapel & Gila Valley Crematory.  Online condolences may be extended at