David Mark Shurtz

David Mark Shurtz

David Mark Shurtz, 64, of Christopher, IL went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning August 26, 2020 at 9:02 A.M. in Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

David loved his family and was particularly proud of his four grandchildren. He also enjoyed Ham Radio, electronics, fishing, reading & animals. He was a Free Mason and belonged to Sesser-Goode Lodge #744 AF & AM.

He was born December 22, 1955 in Corpus Christi, TX on the Naval Base to J.D. and Donnie (Roberts) Shurtz.

He married Nancy Elaine Quillman on June 9, 1979 at their home in Sesser, IL.

David is survived by his:

Father: J.D. Shurtz

Wife: Nancy


Sarah Ranzinger & husband Benjamin

Elizabeth Patalano


Frankie III (Buster) Patalano

Emma Patalano

Reeve Sanders

Arwyn Ranzinger

Brother: Bruce Shurtz & wife Sandy


Rachael Thornquest & husband Dru

Charla Fulkerson

Brother-in-law: Dan Quillman

Several Cousins, Family & Friends

Mr. Shurtz was preceded in death by his Mother-Donnie Shurtz, Son-in-law-Kevin Sanders and his Grandparents.

Funeral  services will be held at 5:00 P.M. Saturday, August 29th at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina with Bro. David Shores officiating. Masonic Rites will be conducted at 5:00 P.M. on Saturday immediately preceding the funeral. Burial will be in the Dryden Cemetery in Scheller, IL. Visitation will be from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may made to the Family to assist with medical expenses.

We ask everyone attending the services to practice social distancing. We are limited to 50 people in our building at a time, and everyone attending is encouraged to wear a mask.

For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.johnstonfuneralhome.com

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