Elaine Marie Sturtz

May 6, 2017
Sturtz, Elaine


 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at Cedar Valley Community Church  (3520 Ansborough Ave.  Waterloo)


 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel and also one hour before the service at the church.


Waterloo Memorial Park


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family


Elaine Marie Sturtz, 58, of Cedar Falls, died Saturday, May 6, 2017 at NorthCrest Specialty Care from complications of leukemia.  She was born July 27, 1958 in Waterloo the daughter of Harald and Maxine (Driscol) Brenna.  

She was a 1976 graduate of Waterloo West High School and received her BA in Psychology from UNI.  

Elaine married Steven Sturtz on December 31, 1978 at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Waterloo.  She and her husband own and operate SunRooms By Team and she also worked as a Social Worker in the area for many years.

She was very active in Republican Women of Black Hawk County, Cedar Valley Community Church Women’s Group, Alternatives Pregnancy Center and facilitated several Alzheiemer’s Support Groups. 

Survived by: her husband, Steven of Cedar Falls; one daughter, Corah (Lance) Webber of Waterloo; one son, John (Christina) Sturtz of White Bear Lake, Minnesota; one stepson, Faron (Melissa) Sturtz of Donahue; seven grandchildren, Elijah Webber, Lukas Smock, Isabella Webber, Jackson Sturtz, Chelsea Sturtz, Madison Sturtz, Cameron Sturtz and two sisters, Linda (Tom) Cole of Pleasant Hill, Sue (Tim) Flynn of Waterloo.

Preceded in death: by her parents.

Elaine was an avid gardener, loved spending time with her grandchildren and was a loyal friend.

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  1. Leo. Bjorlie | May 11, 2017

    Carol and I are thinking of you all.

    from Asheville...Leo and carol Bjorlie

  2. Claude (Chico) & Jan Young | May 09, 2017
    We met Elaine when they lived behind us on Lafayette Road.Elaine always had a smile on her face and joy kin her heart.  Every time i ran in to her after they moved, she was the same Elaine.  I'm glad she was able to enjoy her grandchildren.  May the faith of our Lord help you through this difficult time and may your memories of her always bring you joy.
  3. John & Charlotte Shelley | May 09, 2017
    Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. We will pray for God's comfort and grace to minister to each of you as you grieve the loss of Elaine. 
  4. Lori Yuska | May 08, 2017
    I got to Elaine through Heartland Vineyard several years ago. I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers for all of your family. Lori Yuska
  5. Ted and Nancy | May 07, 2017
    What a kind loving sweet spirit is Elaine, so loved & appreciated a good and faithful servant of the Most High. We cherish the precious memories shared in choir Sunday School and fellowships together What an honor and privilege it has been to have ever met her & know her as friend & sister in Christ. May the closest to her find comfort in the fact that she has only moved, Moved to the very place that Christ Jesus promised all His children the place that He has prepared for her alone & as His daughter what peace and Unspeakable Joy in knowing that for Elaine there will be No more night No more pain No more tears Never crying again Praises to the Great I AM She is living in the light of the risen lamb......Peace to each and everyone dear Sturtz & Brenna families <3
  6. Sandra Madsen | May 07, 2017
     May all  your treasured memories of  Elaine bring  your family comfort. Our deepest condolences we love you Sandy and Dale  Madsen 🌹
  7. Sandra Campbell | May 07, 2017

    My deepest condolences to you, Steven, your children, and the families. Your grief is felt here within each of the Member of the Sturtz family.  Our prayers are with you  at this time of grieving and heartbreak. Know that all of y'all are in our thoughts.

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