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Eric R. Sturm

May 12, 1956 ~ October 3, 2021 (age 65)


Eric Robert Sturm, age 65, of Peoria, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at home surrounded by his family.

Eric was born on May 12, 1956 in Meshoppen, PA to Wallace R. and Betty (Stevens) Sturm.  He was previously married to Suzie Powers Sturm.

Surviving are his daughters, Samantha (Joe) Kinsey of Charlotte, NC and Rachel (David) Clary of Bloomfield, MO; his granddaughters, Emma Clary, Quinn Kinsey, Claire Kinsey, Willa Clary and Layne Kinsey. Also surviving are his siblings, Ivy Sturm of Dallas, PA, Frank Sturm of Chillicothe, IL, Elsie (David) Norton of Vero Beach, FL; as well as many nieces and nephews.  Eric was preceded in death by his parents, Wallace Sturm and Betty Turrell.

Eric was a self-employed contractor and owned two successful businesses, Mail Box Etc. and Home Services Unlimited.  He was a member of the Laborer’s Union and loved spending time in his garage and working with his hands.  Woodworking was his passion.

A private burial will be held at LaSalle Cemetery in Rome and a celebration of Eric’s life will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made in Eric's name to Transitions Hospice.  Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.  Online condolences may be made through

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