SYCAMORE — Curtis William Clegg, 54, of Sycamore, passed away Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at home with his wife and children.
He was born March 17, 1966, in Rockford, the son of Carol Jean (Clarke) Clegg and Charles Lee Clegg. Curtis was a 1984 graduate of Rochelle High School. He studied briefly at Kishwaukee College before accepting an internship on The Hill in Washington, D.C. Curtis served on staff of Congressman Tom Campbell from 1989-93; Senator Jon Kyle from 1993-95; Congressman Tom Campbell from 1995-2001; Senate Foreign Relations Committee, starting in 2001 in Washington, D.C., before returning to Illinois after the Sept. 11 attack on our country.
Curtis pursued his life-long passion of photography when he returned to Illinois. His photos were often seen in local newspapers and in the sports section. Not only did he enjoy photographing sporting events, he loved taking pictures of competitive shooting and still photography on movie sets. Curtis has several films to his credit. He was rarely without a camera.
Curtis married his wife Sally Stanbery Oct. 11, 2008, at Hopkins Park, DeKalb. He became an instant father to Liam and Aaron. He raised the two boys with kindness, love and integrity. He will be truly missed.
Survivors include his wife, Sally Clegg; two sons, Liam and Aaron Stone; brother, Cary and his wife Tynisha; niece, Makayla Clegg; nephews, Chad Martin and Chase Clegg. Curtis is also survived by his uncle and aunt, Bill and Sandy Clarke, along with their children, Jennifer, Bill and Shawn. Other survivors include his wife’s parents, Robert and Dorothy Stanbery; brother-in-law, Steve (Kathleen) and children, Mathew and Jessica; brother-in-law, Dannie (Tancy) Stanbery and children, Scott, Dannie and Ashley; and sister-in-law, Sherry (Wayne) Branson and children, Brian (Rachel), Andy and Mike.
Curtis was preceded in death by his parents, Carol Jean Clegg and Charles Lee Clegg; along with his maternal grandparents, Margaret and Leslie Clarke; and paternal grandparents, LaVern, Virginia and Dorothy.
Walk-through visitation will be 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., followed by a Graveside Service at 3:30 p.m. at Greenview Cemetery, Esmond, with Pastor Dave Rogula of Esmond United Methodist Church officiating.
Memorials can be made to the family for a fund to be established at a later date.
Please visit www.olsonfh.com for COVID-19 limitations or to express a condolence.
Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, Sycamore, 815-895-6589.