URBANA, Ohio — Funeral services will be held Saturday in Urbana for Eli Stickley, 21, the nephew of Ohio Republican Congressman Jim Jordan.
Stickley was killed July 5 when his Nissan pickup left the roadway on Interstate 74 in Henry County, Illinois, according to state police. The vehicle overcorrected and rolled across the roadway, coming to rest in the passing lane.
Stickley was a native of Urbana and a wrestler at the University of Wisconsin. He was on his way to visit his twin sister, Moriah, in Iowa when the accident occurred, a spokesperson for Jordan’s office said.
Stickley and a passenger were taken to Illini Hospital in Silvis, where Stickley was pronounced dead.
Jim Jordan won two national championships in wrestling at Wisconsin in the mid-1980s. Another uncle, Jeff Jordan, wrestled for the Badgers from 1983 to 1986. One of Stickley’s cousins also competed for UW.
Besides his sister, he is survived by his parents, Todd and Hope Stickley, of Urbana.