1939 - 2016

John F. Sturgeon, 77, of Manito, passed away Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at Richard Owens Hospice in Peoria.

He was born July 27, 1939, in Oyster Bay, N.Y., the son of Milton and Maria Theresa Lohmann Sturgeon.

Surviving are one son, Steve Sturgeon; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Tammi Ragsdale; two brothers; and two sisters.

John enjoyed flying, motorcycles and fishing. He worked in the construction business most of his adult life, retiring in 2005. He was a Navy veteran.

Cremation will be accorded. Burial of cremated remains will be at 12 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. The Rev. Chris Sanson will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hill-Palmer American Legion Post in Manito c/o Maas-Hurley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 442, Manito, Illinois 61546.

To offer condolences online, visit www.hurleyfh.com.