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Official Obituary of

Mark D. Sturms

June 6, 1953 ~ March 8, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Mark Sturms Obituary

Mark Donald Sturms, 70, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2024 at UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine Hospital. A graveside service and interment will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024 at Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Muscatine is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Mark was born June 6, 1953 in Muscatine, Iowa, the son of Eldon Wayne and Lorraine A. (Hinkle) Sturms. He graduated from Muscatine High School. Mark married Paula Stoops and from that union came two children: Sarah and Jacob. The couple divorced and he married Regina Green and later divorced. He then married Melissa Hanson and from that union came one child, Jessie, and two bonus children: Kayla and Kyle. The couple later divorced. Mark was united in marriage to Sheryl Strouse on November 17, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mark was the owner and operator of an electric motor shop in Hemet, California. He stayed active in his church and enjoyed golfing and traveling. Mark was a devoted father and was very involved in all of his children’s activities.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Sheryl Sturms of Muscatine; children: Sarah (Kevin) Wilfley of Queen Creek, AZ; Jacob (Lacey) Sturms of Hemet, CA; Kayla (Allan) Cendejas of Fullerton, CA; Kyle Sturms of Aneheim, CA; and Jessie (Frank) Cornejo of Seattle, WA; six grandchildren: Sara, Alyssa, Katie, Ayden, Taylor and Abbygail; siblings: Mary Jo Johnson of San Jacinto, CA; Monica (Dennis) Christoffersen of Apple Valley, CA; and Matt (Fran) Sturms of Yorba Linda, CA; two aunts: Janet Keeler and Marlene Hartman; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.      

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Graveside Service
March 18, 2024

1:00 PM
Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery


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