Brian James Sturtecky

  • Born: July 17, 1972
  • Died: June 2, 2018
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida

Kurtz Memorial Chapel

65 Old Frankfort Way
P.O. Box 1031
Frankfort, IL 60423

Tel. (815) 806-2225

Tribute & Message From The Family


BRIAN JAMES STURTECKY

Age 45, beloved husband, son, brother and friend went home to be with the Lord on June 2, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida surrounded by his wife and family. Brian loved big and lived a full life. We are left with a "Brian sized hole in our hearts" and will miss him dearly. Although he lost his battle with cancer, he won the hearts of anyone he met.

He is survived by his wife Tracie (children, Sydney, Trey, Kendall), parents Jim and Joyce Sturtecky, sister Karen Wagner (husband Dave, niece Madeline, nephew Samuel), Susan Warning (husband Erich, nephews Nicholas and Jacob) and Megan Williams (husband Derik and nephews Emmett and Jace)

He was born on July 17, 1972 to James and Joyce Sturtecky in Chicago, IL. He grew up in Hazelcrest and Mokena, IL then graduated from Lincoln-way Highschool in New Lenox, IL in 1990. He then served in the Marine Corps from 1991-1996 where he served as an Infantry Marine and an Embassy Guard in both Berlin, Germany and Beijing, China. He studied Occupational Safety and Health at Illinois State University then began his career with Compliance Safety Advocates and finished out his highly successful career with OSHA as an Area Manager in Jacksonville, Florida.

Brian had a huge heart for fun and excitement! Dog training, Cross-fit (Bold City), motorcycles, the beach and Celebration Church were just a few of his passions. Brian was the life of the party, and every dog's best friend. He loved his family fiercely and was bigger than life. He never left a room without new best friends, was beyond patriotic and never stopped trying or learning new things. His life spread so far and wide, he literally has friends on several continents. He will be tragically missed.

Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Saturday, June 16th, 2018 from 1:00 PM until time of the funeral service at 4:00 PM. Interment will be private. For information, www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Tracie and Family, and Sturtecky Family

Tracie, your strength and love for Brian have and will always be an inspiration to us. We saw an incredible amount of love and courage in every member of your family during Brian's heartbreaking journey to beat his cancer. Thank you for sharing the good moments and the bad. Brian's spirit and strength will live on in our memories. Cherish every moment..every memory There are no words to soften the blow of losing your husband, but know there are many, many people tonight who are mourning your loss. God bless your family.


To Joyce and Jim Sturtecky, and family,

May your faith bring you peace at this time of unimaginable loss. We have had the privilege of knowing Brian as a dear friend, and as an employee in his early years in the safety industry, and he truly touched our hearts. Our boat trips on the intracoastal and deep sea fishing will always be pleasant memories.
Love,
Rick and Jonee Harbour

Posted by Rick and Jonee Harbour - Palm Coast, FL - Friend   June 16, 2018

Posted by Rick Harbour - Palm Coast, FL - friend   June 16, 2018

Posted by Rick Harbour - Palm Coast, FL - friend   June 16, 2018

Posted by Rick Harbour - Palm Coast, FL - friend   June 16, 2018

Dear Tracie and Family, and Sturtecky Family
Tracie, your strength and love for Brian have and will always be an inspiration to us. We saw an incredible amount of love and courage in every member of your family during Brians heartbreaking journey to beat his cancer. Thank you for sharing the good moments and the bad. Brians spirit and strength will live on in our memories. Cherish every moment..every memoryGod Bless your family.

To Joyce and Jim Sturtecky, and family,
May your faith bring you peace at this time of unimaginable loss. We have had the privilege of knowing Brian as a dear friend, and as an employee in his early years in the safety industry, and he truly touched our hearts. Our boat trips on the intracoastal and deep sea fishing will always be pleasant memories.

Love,
Rick and Jonee Harbour

Posted by Rick Harbour - Palm Coast, FL - friend   June 16, 2018

My Brian size condolences to his wife and family. Brian was a walking mountain of positive energy. He made my life better being in it and his unfortunate loss inspires me to be a more positive person, as I know that he would want that for all of us.

A huge loss for everyone.

Kim

Posted by Kimberly Nelson - Toledo, OH - Family   June 13, 2018