Russell "Rusty" W. Swader, 94, of Mascoutah, Ill., born Nov. 22, 1921, in Ridgway, Ill., passed away Friday, July 1, 2016, at Silver Creek Assisted Living Facility, Mascoutah, Ill.
Russell was a retired auto mechanic from Auffenberg Ford in Belleville, Ill., and was also retired from the City of Mascoutah. He was a World War II U. S. Army veteran.
Russell was a hard working and deliberate man who was devoted to his family. He especially enjoyed sport fishing and boating. He will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew and loved him, but also celebrated as he enters God's holy presence.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Irene, nee Klingelhoefer, Swader, whom he married on June 18, 1955, in Belleville, Ill., and who died Aug. 11, 2007; and his parents, Earl and Laura, nee Barton, Swader.
In the United States of America he is survived by a son, James (Mindy) Slack of Champaign, Ill.; two grandchildren, Ryan (Rania) Slack of Dallas, Texas, and Kacie (Ryan) Hastings of Tolono, Ill.; two great-grandchildren, Roman and Ezekiel "Zeke" Hastings; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
In Australia he is survived by a son, Brycen (Pam) Swader of Brisbane, Queensland (QLD); a daughter, Delma (Eldridge) Strout of Brisbane, QLD; six grandchildren, Brycen (Jodie) Swader Jr. of Stanthorpe, QLD, Khylea (Will) Riley of Bribie Island, QLD, Jody Swader of Brisbane, QLD, Tony Strout of Cabooture, QLD, Steven (Caitlin) Strout of Brisbane, QLD, Michael (Tracy) Strout of Calbar, QLD; seven great-grandchildren, Jamey, Andrew, Jazmin, Krysti, Bailey, Larissa and Riley; three great-great-grandchildren, Sienna, Chelsea and Cayden.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Family Hospice; or to the Army Emergency Relief Fund. Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting: mollfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016, at Moll Funeral Home, Mascoutah, Ill.
Funeral: A Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the funeral home, with Pastor Jack Spratte officiating. Burial will be in Holy Childhood Catholic Cemetery, Mascoutah, Ill.
MOLL FUNERAL HOME, Mascoutah, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on July 5, 2016