Fr. Howard J. Strum (Sturm): Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Fr. Howard J. Strum (Sturm)

Ordained: Unknown

  • 1951-1960: Maryville Academy, Des Plaines, IL (CHI)
  • 1961-1963: St. Leonard, Berwyn, IL (CHI)
  • 1964-1968: Sacred Heart, Melrose Park, IL (CHI)
  • 1969: St. Peter, Skokie, IL (CHI)
  • 1970-1975: St. Eulalia, Maywood, IL (CHI)
  • 1976-2018: Unknown

In 2004 a survivor settled a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago, in which she alleged that Fr. Howard J. Strum [Sturm] sexually abused her while she was a teenager at St. Eulalia in Maywood in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The survivor reported the abuse to the Archdiocese of Chicago but no action was ever taken against Fr. Strum [Sturm]. As of 2006, Fr. Strum had reportedly died but his status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he had access to children until his death are unknown.