Birds 01

Elsie A. (Lambrecht) Sturm

August 1, 1932 ~ May 9, 2019 (age 86)


Elsie A. Sturm, 86, Schofield, formerly of Park Falls, WI, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 9, 2019, under the care of Ascension Hospice.

She was born August 1, 1932 in Wausau, daughter of the late Arthur and Elsie (Kurth) Lambrecht.  On April 11, 1964, she married Hershal Sturm.  He preceded her in death on December 4, 1988.

For 27 years, Elsie worked as a cook for the Head Start Program in Park Falls until her retirement.  She was a longtime member of Peace Lutheran Church in Park Falls.  Throughout her life she taught Sunday school and was a member of the quilting group.  Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed camping, cooking, embroidery, sewing and cross-stitch.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include, eight children, Doreen Hintz, Phillps, Doug (Susan) Hintz, Merrill, Darla (Scottie) Zimmerman, Schofield, Dale (Annie) Hintz, Hewitt, Deena Sturm, Weston, Darrel (Sheila) Sturm, Griffin, GA, Dawn (Scott) Gilmeister, Stevens Point and Debbie (Martin) Mayes, Griffin, GA; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, Hershal, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald Hintz; an infant granddaughter; two brothers, Herman and Norman Lambrecht; and two sisters, Lydia Lambrecht and Esther Petri.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Peace United Church of Christ, Schofield.  Rev. Gloria Van Houten will officiate.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church.  Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Nola Cemetery in Park Falls.

Online condolences may be expressed at


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elsie A. (Lambrecht) Sturm, please visit our floral store.


May 12, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
1302 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403

Funeral Service
May 13, 2019

11:00 AM
Peace United Church of Church
1530 Grand Avenue
WI, 54476 US

Graveside Service
May 14, 2019

11:00 AM
Nola Cemetery
Case Avenue
Park Falls, WI 54552

© 2020 Peterson Kraemer Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA