Robert E. Sturgeon of Upper Sandusky, Ohio died surrounded by his family at 6 pm Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Wyandot Memorial Hospital. He was 88.
Born March 4, 1926 in Champaign County, Ohio, he was a son of Carl and Nettie (Rogers) Sturgeon. On January 10, 1946, he married Erma Jean Closson in the parsonage of the First Christian Church in Charleston, Ill. She survives in Upper Sandusky.
He is survived by six children: Kathleen (Thomas) Creger, William (Deb), and Stephan, all of Upper Sandusky; Ruth (Michael) Mistic of Medina; Michael (Karla) of Sunbury; Robert, Jr. (Rosanne) of Divide, Colorado. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He is survived by one brother, Roger.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother and a daughter-in-law, Catherine (Katie).
Mr. Sturgeon graduated Powell High School in 1944 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He worked for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife for 44 years serving as area manager at Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area for 36 years, retiring in 1989.
Mr. Sturgeon was a member of the Marseilles United Methodist Church for over 60 years. He also was a charter member of the Wyandot County Emergency Medical Service, where he served as an EMT for 20 years. He was a member of the Pitt Township and Marseilles fire departments for 25 years. He was a Past Master of the Marseilles Masonic Lodge and Worthy Patron of the Marseilles Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. He also served on the Wyandot County TB and Health Board for many years.
A member of the American Legion Post 225 and life member of AMVETS Post 777 and VFW Post 2482, he served with pride for many years on the Military Honor Guard. Accompanied by his son, he was a participant in the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling with his family and bowling on the Harpster Bank team.
The funeral service for Robert E. Sturgeon will be at 11:00am, October 18, 2014, at the Marseilles United Methodist Church, and will be officiated by the Sturgeons’ sons. Burial with graveside military rites will be in Chandler Cemetery, Marseilles.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. at Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky, with a Masonic Memorial Service to be held at 8:00pm
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wyandot County EMS, the Marseilles United Methodist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio in care of Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
|Birthplace:||Champaign County, Ohio|
|Residence:||Upper Sandusky, Ohio|
|Visitation:||Friday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky|
|Service:||October 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Marseilles United Methodist Church|