Charles  Sturies
Charles Robert Sturies, 75, of Champaign and Danville, passed away November 20, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.
He was born May 23, 1944, in Leavenworth, Kan., to Col. Carl H and Juanita Sturies.
He attended Franklin Junior High and graduated from Champaign High School in 1962. He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois with a major in philosophy and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army, having completed ROTC training. While at the university, he was a brother of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
He married Gretchen Albers. They later divorced and she preceded him in death.
He served on active duty as a 2nd lieutenant the infantry. He was given a medical discharge. He continued to be active in veterans' groups following his retirement including the Disabled Army Veterans (DAV), the American Legion and many more. He participated and enjoyed the local Islamic events.
Charles enjoyed many enduring hobbies. He was a prolific writer of poetry and prose. He was a long-time and a very knowledgeable New York Yankee, Illinois football and basketball fan. His musical interests were rhythm and blues. He was an avid reader enjoying history and philosophy.
Charles was witty, kind and a loyal friend to many. He had a powerful intellect and a remarkable memory. He was generous and philanthropic.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Richard Nash; and nephew Curtis Nash.
He is survived by his sisters, Nancy Nash of Savoy and Clara (Don) Bosshart of Kent, Ohio. Also surviving is a nephew, Eric Nash of California, and niece, Samantha Bosshart of New York.
A visitation in his honor will be 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, December 2, at Morgan Memorial Home in Savoy. A funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Morgan Memorial Home, officiated by the Rev. Richard McGuire. Immediately following the service, burial rites will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery in Champaign next to his parents. Following the burial, friends and family are invited to Biaggi's restaurant, South Neil, Champaign, for lunch.
Memorials may be made to organizations of the donor's choice or to the following in memory of Charles: Community Foundation of East Central Illinois for the Curtis C. Nash Children's Creativity Fund, 307 W. University Ave., Champaign IL 61820; Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 E. Main St., Urbana 61802; Voluntary Services , VA Medical Center, 1900 E. Main St., Danville Il 61832, for recreation and music therapy.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Curtis C. Nash Children's Creativity Fund at University of Illinois Foundation or the Champaign County Humane Society.
Published on November 29, 2019


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Kimberly Dalbey
Dec 01, 2019
I had the honor of spending a lot of time with Charlie, as his Recreation Therapist for many years. What a great man. He always brought a smile to my face, with his wit and charm.
Nancy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Charlie spoke of you fondly and often. He truly appreciated you for all you did.