On January 13, 2021, one week after his 88th birthday, Robert D. Sturgiss was sent to his heavenly home where he is now free from all pain and illness. He was lovingly united with many family and friends who left before him, including his son, Robert D. Sturgiss, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Dona L. Sturgiss.
Robert will be dearly missed by his wife of almost 68 years, Rita A. Sturgiss, his surviving children Suzie (Chris) Schemp, Karen (Mark) Browning, Howard Sturgiss and Tina Deer, his fourteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was an amazing husband, father, brother, grandfather, neighbor, and friend, a man of strong religious beliefs and good work ethics. He loved working in his yard and was always outside working on one project or another until COVID attacked him.
He leaves behind many people who will miss him, many people who would love to hug him and spend more time with him. There are so many unspoken words we would like to tell him, memories we would love to share with him and opportunities we would like to have to tell him just how much he is loved and appreciated. Thank you for being our husband, dad, and grandpa! We look forward to the day we can hug, kiss and tell you that WE LOVE YOU!