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“John was a wonderful, happy, smart man that will be an asset to heaven. He was great on earth and will be greater with God. He will be missed. Love...Read More ยป
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John Sturies, 79, of Ogden, passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the Boone County Hospital. John's wishes were to be cremated. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

John Hans Sturies was born October 3, 1937, in Spirit Lake, IA, the son of Kurt & Cleo (Pollard) Sturies. John graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 1956. On October 5, 1957, John was united in marriage to Justa McRunnels in Jackson, MN. He worked as a mechanic at the local Chevrolet garage in Spirit Lake. In 1961 they moved to Ogden. He began to work at Hallett Construction Company as a mechanic. In 1965 he started Sturies Construction where he built many homes and businesses in Ogden. John retired in 2003. Among the favorite activities of John were fishing, hunting, woodworking, visiting pawn shops and Ebaying.

He is survived by his wife Justa Sturies, of Ogden, Iowa; two daughters, Cathy (Joe) Schneider of Bedford, TX, Meshelle (Scott) Johnston of San Diego, CA, four grandchildren Brandon, Gage, Chase Johnston & Elizabeth Schneider, brother Milton (Shirley) Sturies of Ogden, sister Susan Sturies of Spirit Lake and several nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter Carol Colleen and sister Evabelle.

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