Shawn Cody Sturges (Sweet Badger)

May 1 1988
Jul 8 2020
32 Years

Shawn Cody Sturges (Sweet Badger), 32, of Gap, passed away on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020.  Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Elwood Sturges III and Wonda Sue (Bennett) Sturges.  

Shawn was in his third year as a music major.  He played nearly every instrument and wrote and performed folk and native American music with his band, Aboriginal Eye.  He was of the Lakota Sioux Nation.   

Shawn was self-employed as a painter for the past 20 years.

Shawn loved being a father to his son, Wakan "Running Bear" Sturges, and looked forward to the birth of his baby girl River Moon Sturges, due in three months.  He's also survived by his paternal grandmother, Dorie Lusby, paternal grandfather, Ron Howett, and maternal grandmother, Sue Running Bear; his siblings, Cathy Gray and family, Robert Kenneth Sturges and family, Steven Andrew Sturges and family and Faith Sturges and family.  

He was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Elwood Sturges Jr.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 16 at 11 AM at Fairview Cemetery, 786 Oak St, Coatesville, PA 19320.  Please arrive at the gravesite around 10:45 AM and please wear a mask and respect social distancing.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at 

Service Date: 
Jul 16 2020 - 11:00am


Dorie & Family

My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time



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Cody was always a polite and friendly young man. It was my pleasure to know him. Prayers and condolences to the family and all who share in the loss of his passing.

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Cathy Gray I'm so sorry for your loss, I'll be keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time🙏🙏🙏 I Love You Sis❤

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Dorie and family ,
Sorry to hear of your grandsons passing . My prayers are with you as you go though this difficult time .

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