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Roger Sturtz

December 2, 1945 March 23, 2021
Roger Sturtz
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Obituary for Roger Sturtz

URBANA-Roger Allen Sturtz, 75, died Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids with his wife and daughter by his side, following a long history of heart disease.
Private funeral services with full military rites will be held. Public visitation will be held Sunday, March 28, 2021, from 2:00–4:00 p.m. at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton. Masks will be required.
Roger was born December 2, 1945, in rural Vinton, the son of Harry and Velma Christy Sturtz. He attended school in Urbana, Iowa. Roger proudly served in the US Army from 1968-1970.
Roger was united in marriage to Jeanie Simmons on June 2, 1973 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Urbana. Early in their marriage, Roger farmed in rural Urbana. He then joined Benton County Secondary Roads, retiring in 2019.
In his leisure time, Roger enjoyed any activity that involved trains and volunteered regularly at the Vinton Depot. He also enjoyed watching airplanes fly in and out at the airport, heavy equipment and spending time with his grandsons.
Roger is survived by his wife, Jean Sturtz; daughter, Peggy Sturtz; sister-in-law, Barbara Simmons; brother-in-law, Jake Simmons; two grandsons: Carter and Carson Coleson; two nieces: Shawna (David) Graesser and Amelia (Jon) Fink; and three nephews: Andy (Beth) Sturtz, Nicholas (Cullin) Schooley and Christopher Sturtz.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: George, Lloyd and Roy and sister-in-law, Rhonda Sturtz.
Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, Vinton Depot or North Benton Ambulance.
VanSteenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home of Vinton is caring for Roger and his family. Condolences may be left at

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2:00 PM 3/28/2021 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/28/2021 4:00:00 PM
Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Masks required.

Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home
1212 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Mary Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

On 52nd St. Dr.
Near corner of 32nd Ave.
Rural Walker, IA 52352

On 52nd St. Dr. Rural Walker 52352 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Vinton Depot

Vinton, IA 52349

American Heart Association

7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231

North Benton Ambulance

704-W 4th Street

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