Joseph Sturm Crash Victim
Joseph Sturm of Flora died last Tuesday, December 24, after the car in which he was riding left the road and plunged into Camas creek near Ukiah Lake Monday.
Sturm a World War II veteran, and Witt Nolton, driver of the car, were rescued from the icy waters and both were apparently uninjured. However, Mr. Strum died enroute to Pilot Rock.
Joseph Charles Strum was born at Paradise, Oregon, June 22,1908. He was the son of Charles and Lizzie Sturm. He lived on a farm in that vicinity until entering the service, April 9, 1942. Since his discharge October 1, 1945, he has been engaged in logging near Ukiah, Oregon.
He is survived by his father and two brothers; Jack and Clifford Sturm, all of Flora.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. H.C. Stover of the Enterprise Community church, were held at Flora, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Garnet Best and Mrs. Helen Kay, accompanied at the organ by Rev. Stover, sang, “Abide With Me” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere”. Burial was in the Paradise cemetery.
Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday, January 2, 1947, Front Page