Wanda Lee Sturdyvin, 87 of Urbana, passed away peacefully at her home, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. She was surrounded by her family. There will be a Catholic Mass on Tuesday November 17th at 10:00 am at St. Patrick’s Church, 708 W. Main Street, Urbana, IL. 61801 with Father Remy officiating. Following the services, she will be laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery in Philo.
Wanda was born on September 11, 1933 in Urbana, Illinois to John and Martha (Reynolds) Miebach. She attended school in Urbana and graduated from Urbana High School in 1951. Throughout the years Wanda worked as a telephone switchboard operator, as a receptionist for Personal Care, and as an usher at the Assembly Hall and Memorial Stadium. She loved the Chief, and she loved her Illini.
Wanda married Raymond Sturdyvin on November 14, 1953 and was married 27 years. She leaves behind her children: Paula Sturdyvin, Chris (Jackie) Sturdyvin, Kelly Sturdyvin, Carla (Bill) Simmering, and Marla Frisby; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and her sister Geri Schubert. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Gene Miebach, and a sister Louise Lawhead.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Wanda's name to St. Patrick's Catholic Church Music Program. Message and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page.
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