Dennis James Sturges

November 19, 1950 - December 9, 2016
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God received another angel December 9, 2016.  Dennis James Sturges, faithful servant, ended his journey here on Earth at home surrounded by love and his family. He was called home to be with his heavenly father and is ¨walking¨ with Jesus, now.  He was born on November 19, 1950 to Francis Ward Sturges and Mildred Mae (Dykeman) who both preceded him in death.   On March 11, 1976, he was blessed to have a son, Jason Sturges (Olivia).   November 15, 1986 Dennis married Cheryl Fowler Bye and became a loving father to Stephanie Bye Cordray (Andrew) and Bryan Bye (Angie Winchel) He loved and watched over his grandchildren Emma, Ian, and Jace Cordray,  James and Genoveve Bye and Emma Kelli and Glenn Winchel.

Dennis was one of six children. Preceded in death by his oldest sister Ellen (Leo) Hall, survived by his three brothers Peter (Linda) Sturges, Robert (Chris) Sturges, John (Judy) Sturges, and youngest sister Theresa (Bobby) Brown, 20 nieces and nephews, and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

He proudly served and protected his community for 30 years as a member of the Boone County Sheriff’s department and Sheriff’s patrol.  He helped with the crossing-guard picnics, and was a part of the honor guard.  He retired in 2002 as a shift Sergeant. He volunteered at his church, Zion Lutheran in Belvidere, Shattuck Grove Cemetery and was a Friend of Stone School as well as, lending a hand when anyone asked him. He really enjoyed his morning coffee group with Craig, Chad, Paul,  Jeff,  Will, and Tony, where many of the worlds problems were solved and much laughter was heard.  He rarely missed a morning with his mother-in-law Marguerite Fowler.

The family would like to thank friend, Tanya Hoemke and his sister, Terri for their special care while Dennis was ill.  They would also like to thank Carli and Amie from Northern Illinois Hospice. The care and support they provided to Dennis was truly appreciated.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, December 16, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1300 Pearl St. Belvidere, Il 61008 with Rev. Scott Stolberg officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere. Memorials can be given to the family to be distributed to various causes that Dennis supported. To light a candle or to share a memory please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 3:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere. m


Service Information

Date: Friday, December 16, 2016

Time: 10:30 am -

Zion Lutheran Church

Address:

1300 Pearl Street, Belvidere, IL, 61008

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Friday, December 16, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church, 1300 Pearl St. Belvidere, Il 61008 with Rev. Scott Stolberg officiating. .


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, December 16, 2016

Shattuck's Grove Cemetery

Address:

9600 Reeds Crossing , Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Burial in Shattuck’s Grove Cemetery


Memorial Information

Memorials can be given to the family to be distributed to various causes that Dennis supported.


 

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Born: November 19, 1950
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Pete and Linda Sturges posted on 12/12/16

Loving brother and very good man, you will be deeply missed in this family. Your sense of humor and general antics were a big part of our gatherings. R.I.P Den.

 

Denese Hagan posted on 12/13/16

You will be missed

 

Kathy Mechler posted on 12/13/16

Dear Cheryl and Family.....my heart goes out to u all in this time of sorrow. Keep your memories close till u meet again. ❤️❤️

 

Terry Walker posted on 12/13/16

In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? What a special place God must have prepared for you! RIP Denny! My deepest sympathy and condolences to Cheryl, Stephanie and Bryan and the Sturgis family! May God give you Peace and Comfort during these difficult times!

 

Tom Love posted on 12/13/16

I am so sorry and my heart is sad. I didn't see Denny often but when I did I always smiled! I always was and still am proud to call Denny 'My Friend'

 

Trudy (ohlsen)& Jeff Flippo posted on 12/14/16

So sorry for your loss.

 

Malva Crawford Craft posted on 12/14/16

Cheryl and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May Dennis be at peace now and may the memories you have continue to bring smiles to your faces. Please take care of yourselves and may God bless you all.

 

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