Steven Harold Sturgis, 65, Wellington: July 23, 1956 – Jan. 25, 2022

Steven Harold Sturgis

Steven Harold Sturgis, age 65, died peacefully Tuesday, January 25, 2022, in his hometown of Wellington. Steve was born July 23, 1956, at the Hatcher Hospital to father Harold Wesley Sturgis and Mother Jacquelyn Mae Sturgis. He is preceded in death by his mother, father and brother; Phillip Rex Sturgis.

He is survived by a loving family including son Zach and wife Alishia Parent of McPherson; brother John and sister-in-law Connie Sturgis of Fayetteville, AR; granddaughter Emma of McPherson; nephew Scott Sturgis of Fayetteville, AR; nephew Kell and wife Kerry Sturgis of Longmont, CO; niece Shannon Sturgis of Brooklyn, NY; niece Corey and Alex Torres of Overland Park; nephew Joshua and Andrea Sturgis Mission; and a long list of family and friends. 

Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1974 and received his BS degree from Wichita State University. He was employed by Boeing Corporation in Wichita, Kansas, where he worked for several years before taking the role of caregiver for his parents. It was in this period he developed a website for Wellington High School, which became a major platform to showcase all high school events. This platform would quickly grow to not just high school events, but many events around the Wellington community. Known as the “webmaster”, his love for photography launched his career of a lifetime opportunity which he created and mastered with the assistance of school administration, kids, and Wellington at large.

Steve will always be remembered for his ongoing contribution to WHS, through his kindness, generosity, and selfless devotion to the kids and community of Wellington. 

A visitation and viewing will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, January 28, 2022, at the Wellington Free Will Baptist Church, 802 East 16th Street, Wellington. Following the viewing, cremation will take place.

A second visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 19, 2022, at the Cornejo Funeral Home, Wellington. The Sturgis and Parent families will be present to receive and greet friends at this time.

A community memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 20, 2022, at the Wellington High School Gymnasium, 1700 East 16th Street, Wellington. All are encouraged to wear their favorite Crusader gear and a pair of jeans. Steve would want it no other way. In accordance with the USD 353 guidelines, guests should plan to wear a facemask when in attendance.

In lieu of flowers and in honoring Steve’s legacy, contributions can be made to the Wellington Community Foundation (WHS.CC Fund), c/o Impact Bank, PO Box 398, Wellington 67152. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home. 

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Arrangements by Cornejo Funeral Home + Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington.

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