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WOOD RIVER — Shawn Courto, 34, died unexpectedly the morning of Feb. 18, 2019 due to a drug overdose. He was born in Wood River, Illinois on April 18, 1984.

He went to Wood River High School for a short time. Throughout his brief life, he worked at various fast food establishments and Tinsley Steel in Edwardsville, Illinois.

While having a heart of gold, Shawn could never quite shake his drug addictions. He spent various times in and out of rehab facilities as well as correctional institutions.

Shawn is survived by his mother, Ruth Huntsman of Edwardsville, Illinois; his sister, Shannon Courto of St. Louis, Missouri; his son, Riley Hormann of Cottage Hills, Illinois; and his fiancée, Jacki McEuen of Cook Station, Missouri.

Shawn's wishes were to be cremated; therefore, there will be no remembrance services. Condolences and donations may be sent to The F*ck Herion Foundation, 500 N. Congress, Suite D109, Delray Beach, FL 33445.

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Published in The Telegraph from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2019.
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March 28, 2019
i appreciate you wanting to be in my life shawn courto and i honestly do miss you.Im soooo sorry this has happened to you rest in peace shawn.
Alexis Mathis
March 28, 2019
Alexis Mathis
March 11, 2019
Shawn touched many peoples' lives. Shawn has a daughter, Nevaeh in Fairview Heights. Besides working in the fast food industry, he was a cook at Laurie's Place in Edwardsville. Shawn was also a deckhand for InLand Barge Lines. He also worked as an over the road tractor trailer driver who delivered frozen food goods to restaurants across the United States. Shawn was a sweet man who enjoyed cooking and working on cars. Rest in Peace, Shawn. Your struggles in life are now over. You will always be in my heart. Love, Mom. Ruth Huntsman
Ruth Huntsman
February 20, 2019
Ruth, I am sorry to hear of your loss. You may not remember me , but I was your fourth grade teacher at Hartford Elementary, Mr Link
February 20, 2019
so so sorry for your loss.will keep him and his family in my prayers he is at peace now
February 20, 2019
Although I do not know this young man, I do without a shadow of a doubt know that his life matters. He is completely covered in God's love. I am very sorry for your loss. Rest in peace brother.
February 20, 2019
...didn't know you but my Prayers are being sent for your family and friends. Your soul is with God. No struggles, No hardships-No judgements-ONLY the unmerritted Love of God and embracing the homecoming of his son. There is absolutely nothing that can separate us from God's Love. Praise God!
February 20, 2019
My brother I hope you are resting now. I know this is best. I will always love you!
Shannon Courto
February 19, 2019
Don't know him so sorry his life had to end this way My condolences to his family.
Ethel Banks
February 19, 2019
Ive watched some very dear family and friends lose their fight with this horrible drug. I didnt know you but my god I knew your fight and you didnt deserve that
February 19, 2019
Shannon and Ruth, I am sorry for your loss. Shawn struggled in this life but, hopefully, he shall find peace in the next.
Hugh Noble
February 19, 2019
Jim and i are so sorry for your loss shannon. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers
Christie Carron
February 19, 2019
Shawn, I love you so much. I will never be able to tell you that again. You are an amazing person who had a heart of gold. You had a problem that we couldn't beat. I'm so broken. You will never be forgotten. The kids and I will never stop loving you. You are missed.
Jacquelyn McEuen
February 19, 2019
I don't know this person, just so sorry he list his battle.
My prayers are with the family.
Laura Jones
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