John Benjamin Shurts
May 27, 1979 – March 18, 2020
John Benjamin Shurts, passed away on March 18, 2020 in Springfield, IL at the age of 40. Beloved John was born at OSF Hospital in Peoria, IL on May 27th, 1979, he was the son of Eugene F. and Margret Mix Shurts of Nauvoo, IL (formerly of Morton, IL). Survived by siblings Eric Shurts of Gurnee, IL; Paul (Chastina) Shurts of Peoria, IL; David Shurts of Boulder Creek, CA; Amy (Michael) Payne of Peoria, IL; Karen Shurts of Pawnee, IL; Ruth (Matthew) Kutkat of Englewood, CO; along with 12 Nieces and Nephews. He graduated from Morton High School in 1997. He was employed at Brick House Grill and Pub and other local restaurants where he fulfilled his passion of cooking. His passions in life were Muay Thai boxing/ Martial Arts, skateboarding, snowboarding, cooking, music, hiking, fishing, camping and anything where he’s outdoors. He will always be remembered for his infectious smile, and the love he had for his family and friends along with his humor. Due to the current World Health Crisis a funeral will not be held, but a celebration of life will occur on a later date. With John’s love for the outdoors and his childhood dream of being a Park Ranger, donations to the National Parks would be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers: https://fundraise.nationalparks.org/John-Shurts, and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.
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John Benjamin Shurts
Susan Steffen (Swartzendruber)
March 31, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of John's early departure from this life! My thoughts and prayers to you all! I have such great childhood memories growing up near you all! May you find comfort in this difficult time.
Marie & Connie Tatum
March 24, 2020
I remember John as a young boy at the Ward. What a great family to lead the way for us to follow! Our hearts go out to you at this time. We send our constant love & support...always! God's Eternal blessings are real. His love for His children is Unconditional and Eternal. May Sweet Memories and this knowledge of truth sustain and support you. God Bless you!
Roger and Marcia Smallwood
March 20, 2020
I did not know John but knew some of his siblings and definitely his parents. Peggy, Gene and Eric my heart goes out to you along with prayers and hugs.