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Robert David Sturgiss

01/06/1933 - 01/13/2021

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!


  • Miss you, Dad, and you will never know how much fun (and terror!) all five of us kids had raiding your underwear drawer for all the good candy. And we apologize for the demise of your recliner too….all us kids

  • Beth (Anderson) Walen

    Dear Dad Sturgiss, I will miss you so much. The last time we talked, I was so pleasantly surprised that you remember me and that we talked for well over an hour. I met the wonderful and special Sturgiss family almost 50 years ago. It has been my honor and privilege to know and love all of you. I love you! Until we meet again…❤️

  • I had the pleasure of working alongside Bob for much of the past 10-12 years. Rarely do you find a more dedicated and passionate person than Bob. He knew who he was and what he stood for and would proudly stand up for it even if he appeared to be alone. More than once did I see him and his perspective alter the course of things and I truly appreciate him for his courage and ethics… even when we disagreed a bit.
    Without you around I am noticing a void in my life and I miss you dear friend. God speed to you on the other side until we meet again. Tell Kelly hi from me.
    Love Dan

  • He was the sweetest uncle. I always felt loved when I was around him and Aunt Rita. I will miss you Uncle Bob. Thank you for all the fun times! You are the best!

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