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“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I hope that God God promise at 1Thessalonians 4:13,14 bring you comfort and Knowing that theres a hope...Read More »
1 of 33 | Posted by: Johnson - Garner

“I knew something was amiss when neither my daughter or I didn't get a call on our birthdays last year, but I couldn't muster the courage until now to...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Carrie McCulley - TX - Friend

“I was very saddened to learn of Peter's death, yet, when I think of him, I can only smile. I think of all the adventures we had growing up together....Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: Mark E. Lefebvre

“Peter will always be remembered for the kindness he shared with everyone he met in his life's journey. He sought those who looked dazed in their own...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: john lopata

“Peter's inspiration and leadership will be remembered forever. Blessings to his family. He touched the lives of many in the western Chicago suburbs...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: Pat H.

“I am so sorry about Peter. Please know that at this time God will be with you and your family. I hope that this message gives you comfort. "Happy...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: TT

“We are so sorry to hear about your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. To live in the hearts we leave behind...Read More »
7 of 33 | Posted by: The Rhodes Family

“We will miss your enthusiasm and optimism when the job situation/econmy wasn't at its best. My family and I will have you in our thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Rishi

“Mike, Kip, Craig, & NicI am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Steve and Rosie...Read More »
9 of 33 | Posted by: Steve Lealiou

“I have been a friend of Peter for a number of years. We were both civil engineers and did not fit the mold of the executives we worked with in our...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: John Loftus

“Peter was the epitome of positive perseverance and was, as has been said before, the consummate friend. He deserves peace and while I will sorely...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Elizabeth Greenhagen

“Peter, we are all greater for having known you. God Bless you, now and forever.John Leone ”
12 of 33 | Posted by: John Leone

“Peter befriended me when I was in transition and offered to help any way he could, as was his kind and giving way with many individuals and groups. I...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Bob Rettig - IL

“Peter was a good friend personally and professionally. He looked for the best in people and brought out the best in people. I met Peter in 2002 or...Read More »
14 of 33 | Posted by: Randy Russell

“I want to express my most sincere condolences to the Sturdivant family on the passing of this very good and kind man who was a real help and friend...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Jim Loumos

“Dearest Family of Peter... I was shocked to hear of Peter's recent passing. Just early last month I was mentioning him to a colleague and wondered...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Dave Rahn - Naperville, IL

“All who knew Peter in all the Networking Groups he attended or officiated in through the years will miss his charm, his wit, and most of all, his...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Paul Graham

“Peter will be sorely missed. He was a leader at ENG, making sure the Accountability groups were well taken care of. He was 'Construction, Peter,...Read More »
18 of 33 | Posted by: Cynthia Andersen

“I have know Peter for several years through meeting him at several Chicago job networking events. Peter was a man that never said "no" to helping...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Leo Markel

“I knew Peter from the Executive Network Group in Chicago. He did a great job leading the Leaders group and was always willing to help people with...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: Tom Siko

“A great gentleman and helpful to many. He will be missed. ”
21 of 33 | Posted by: Julian Blumenthal

“I met Peter during my career transition phase and continued to interact with him during occasions when are paths crossed at related events. I agree...Read More »
22 of 33 | Posted by: Russell - Naperville, IL

“Peter was a friend who helped many people like me when there job transition game about. I did many amazing construction projects while living in the...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Julian Blumenthal - Chicago, IL

“Peter was a true, kind gentleman. I still remember the first time that I met him in August 2008 at a St. Thomas job ministry event. We both were in...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Ken Krausz - Palos Park, IL

“R.I.P. Peter "Construction". You will be truly missed. Thanks to Peter's passion, zest for life, organizational skills, patience, leadership and...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Joe Testolin - Darien, IL

“I will always remember Peter as someone who gave of himself to help others. Every time I spoke with him he was upbeat and had a smile on his face. ...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Eric L Nystrom - Lake Zurich, IL

“Peter inspired me with his kindness, understanding and zest for life. I will miss him and remember him. ”
27 of 33 | Posted by: Alison F. Zepp - South Barrington, IL

“I too got the opportunity to meet Peter in 2011 as I joined a number of the Networking groups that Peter was already an established member. I enjoyed...Read More »
28 of 33 | Posted by: DENNIS CALLANAN - Swansea, MA

“Peter was a great help to me when I was I transition in 2009 and also in 2012. He showed me how to network effectively and provided great leadership...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: John Hess - West Dundee, IL

“Peter was so energetic and positive during his transition it was contagious. I appreciated his approach to a difficult time--always smiling--always...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Patrick Genovese - Aurora, IL

“While I met Peter during our job search, Peter and I became closer friends as our shared interest in auto racing. I will miss discussing the latest...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Doug Weglarz - Wheaton, IL

“Peter was remarkable for the way he made new comers to job search groups feel welcome, and feel as though they had something of value to contribute. ...Read More »
32 of 33 | Posted by: Monica C. Malkowski - IL

“Peter was the kind of guy that could crack you up one minute and give you good serious advice the next. He had such joy in living and reached out to...Read More »
33 of 33 | Posted by: Peter Marinelli - Aurora, IL


Peter Victor Sturdivant 65 passed away on August 22nd in Dutch Harbor Alaska from natural causes. Peter was born July 18th 1948 in Green Bay Wisconsin to Cleo and Carl Sturdivant. Peter grew up in DePere and graduated from St Francis Grade School, Abbot Pennings High School and St Norbert College. Peter was an adventurist who followed his dreams and had several careers which led him to different parts of the world. Peter lived in several cities in California, Texas, Panama and many years in the Chicago area before he ventured to Alaska. Peter worked as a computer programmer, heavy construction project manager and as the manager of properties for a development company in Alaska. Peter made friends easily and could carry on a conversation on almost any subject. Peter loved to cook and enjoyed experimenting with the local ethnic recipes wherever he lived. Peter is survived by his brother Michael (Diane) Sturdivant, niece Stacie (Randy) Bailey, nephews Craig (Holly) Sturdivant, Kipp (Lynsi) Sturdivant, Nic (Jillaine) Sturdivant all of Green Bay and 11 great nieces and nephews and his special friends Jim Ronk and family. Peter was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Cleo. A Memorial mass will be held September 13th 11:00 A.M. at St Francis Church 220 S. Michigan St De Pere with the Father Richard Getchel officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 until the time of the service. Please go to www.ryanfh.com to send online condolences to the family. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Ryan Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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