1936 - 2015
DR. DIETRICH STOERMER Dr. Dietrich Albert Stoermer, 78, of Las Vegas, passed away Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, after a long illness. He was born Sept. 6, 1936, in Konigsberg, Germany. After World War II, he migrated with his family to Australia, before moving to the United States in the 1970's. He resided in Las Vegas for over 35 years. He was a talented family general practitioner as well as an emergency room certified doctor who worked at Valley Hospital Medical Center in central Las Vegas. He was passionate about music and played the guitar and trombone in various groups throughout his life, both for pleasure and occasionally professionally. "He listened to your heart but he also played the beat." Dietrich is survived by his brother, Dr. Christian Stoermer; his sisters, Dr. Angela Preda and Dr. Vera Stoermer; wife, Karen; sons, Mark and Kurt; and daughter, Deonna. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Services are pending. Donations may be made to the UNLV Music Department.

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Published by Las Vegas Review-Journal on Feb. 7, 2015.
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I have some things of his I want to give to the family.
Sandra Tippins
April 15, 2021
I have some of districhs things i would like the family to have. I dont k ow who to contact. My name is sandra and my # 702-986-2559.
sandra tippins
April 25, 2016
I knew dr.stoermer the last 7 years of his life,he was a good man ,I would hear him playing trombone when I walk by his condo,he would see me and come out side and sign a song .i became close to the dr and his caregiver ruby later moved in with him to help ruby ,or like the dr. Would call us rubylion and aprillion. A very smart ,wise,loving man.its was like history and music lesson everyday,I miss our conversation about life.rip dr.d
December 15, 2015
i liked dietrich so much, we could share a good laugh together. I'll miss him.
sandra tippins
July 14, 2015
I just found out today that Dr. Stoermer passed away. My condolences to his family. Doc used to play trombone and guitar in my big band at the Musicians' Union. He was also a wonderful doctor who would get right to the problem. After the Musicians' Union Hall was moved to a much smaller venue, I lost touch with many musicians, including Doc, but I thought of him often. He was a great guy! May he rest in peace.
Karen Polak
June 18, 2015
May God comfort your families during this time of sadness.

Barry and Lowden family, Las Vegas
Mary Barry
March 9, 2015
A wonderful community minded family apparently. Dr C. Stoermer has treated our family for years & we are so thankful for his integrity.
Thank You for the services from all of the Stoermer's as now there is more music in Heaven.
Connie Engh
February 17, 2015
I also had the pleasure and honor to know Doc....we used to hang out and he would refresh my use of the German language. My sincerest condolences go to his family and his friends....I was lucky to be one of his friends and will cherish that forever....he will be missed.
Matt Springfeldt
February 9, 2015
Jody and I wish to offer our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May your brother rest in peace. Sincerely, Beverly and Jody Hoffman.
February 9, 2015
I had the distinguished pleasure of working with "Doc" as a member of the Vegas Valley Legacy Concert Band and Swing Band. He always had the greatest of affection for the members of the group and was so very proud of his family. He gave everything his all. There was no light commitment to anything that he did and his wealth of friends have been greatly blessed by knowing him. Our sincerest prayers of comfort go out to his family. Music was more than a passion for "Doc". It was a means to draw people closer and share in his joy. We are all the poorer at his passing and hope to live the example that he was to us. He indeed was a great man who left a Legacy for us to remember and honor.
Michael Tucker
February 8, 2015