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925 S 27th Street
BILLINGS, MT 59101
Phone: 406-245-6427
Fax: 406-259-3558
Dustin Sturm

Dustin Bruce Sturm

Wednesday, April 3rd, 1968 - Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019
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Dustin Bruce Sturm was born in Polson, MT on April 3rd 1968. He was the oldest of three children born to Wayne and Donna (Oie) Sturm. He grew up on a dairy farm in Polson where he started milking cows at a young age. He attended Polson Schools and graduated from high school in 1986. After high school he continued his education at Miles City Community College while playing basketball and pursuing his mechanics degree. While there he also met the love of his life, Darcy Kluth. After 2 years in Miles City he transferred to Western MT College in Dillon where he received his teaching degree. Dusty and Darcy married on July 1st 1989. They were blessed with 2 children whom he was very proud of. Dusty’s joy was his wife, kids and grandkids, hunting, fishing, western movies, and hotrods. However, his passion was for his mules and packing into the mountains. In 1993, he received his Bachelors degree in education and began his teaching career in Roy MT. After teaching for 4 years he then pursued his Masters Degree in Administration at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. He was the Superintendent/Principal in Roy for 15 years and shared superintendent duties for several years in Winifred MT. In 2012, he and Darcy moved to Absarokee, MT where he was principal/superintendent until he retired on June 30th, 2019.

Throughout his adult life he battled many medical issues, but in 2004 he received his first of 3 liver transplants. Shortly thereafter a blood clot was discovered and he was quickly put back on the transplant list and received his second transplant weeks later. After recovering from those transplants he resumed a regular life until 2011 when he received his 3rd and final liver transplant.

Dusty loved taking his family and “brumbies” packing into the mountains every year over the 4th of July. Dusty’s Uncle Pete and Aunt Jeri were always a huge part of those trips and were often joined by his father Wayne and sister Dana. After many years of taking his family into the mountains and improving his packing skills he decided to use his passion to start up Husky Wilderness Adventures in Absarokee in 2014. He wanted to make an impact on the lives of his students and to give them an opportunity to share the love of the outdoors. He taught them to fish, pack, pitch a tent, camp, ride a horse/mule, and give them an experience they may not have otherwise gotten. His family and friends plan to continue his Husky Wilderness Adventures legacy.

Dusty was preceded in death by his grandparents and his mom Donna.

Dusty is survived by his wife of 30 years, Darcy, his children Jessica (Luke) Knatterud, Porter Sturm; grandchildren Boone and Harper Knatterud; his dad Wayne Sturm; sisters Dana Sturm and Diane (Brian) Tompkins. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Absarokee High School football field. Condolences for the family may be shared at www.smithfuneralchapels.com.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Husky Wilderness Adventures at First Interstate Bank in Absarokee.
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  • Service

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Absarokee High School
    Address
    327 S Woodard Ave
    ABSAROKEE, MT 59001
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    Football Field
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    Location
    Absarokee High School
    Address
    327 S Woodard Ave
    ABSAROKEE, MT 59001
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    gymnasium

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Kyle Grimsrud

Posted at 09:20am
A rare breed this man was... Noble, tough, gentle, Always had a twinkle in his eye, and a crooked little smile. Later Dustin.
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Mary Alice Thomas

Posted at 07:46pm
I remember so well Dustin and his family. Dustin was a good-looking kid that any family would love to claim! He was a great student at PHS and those of us that knew him will always remember him. Our sincere sympathy to his father and Dustin's family. Peace be with you.
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