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Janet E. Russell Obituary
Janet E. Russell

Born: Sept. 25, 1925; in Durand, IL

Died: Aug. 6, 2014; in Genoa, IL

Janet E. Russell, age 88, of Genoa died peacefully on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at her home. She was born September 25, 1925, in Durand, the daughter of Benjamin and Esther (Norton) Mishler.

She married the love of her life, Maynard B. "Skip" Russell on April 5, 1947, in Freeport.

Janet was a secretary for W.T. Raleigh and the Genoa School District. She later worked as a supervisor for the DeKalb County Courthouse, retiring in 1980.

She was a 50+ member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Janet enjoyed traveling, bowling, sewing, home decorating, music, gardening and swinging on her porch swing.

Survivors include her 2 daughters, Janet Lea Zinke and Danna Lou (Ed) Stuehler; 6 grandchildren, Matthew (Stephanie) Zinke, Jennifer (Curt) Kiebles, Andrew Zinke, Jeff (Le Ann) Stuehler, Sara (Tim) Griebel and Sandra Potenza; 8 great grandchildren, Zoe, Johanna, Olivia, Ryan, Blake, Sara, Andrea and Ethan; 1 sister, Shirley Crosier; 1 brother, Duane (Helen) Polukey; 1 niece, Kari; 1 nephew, Rich; and her special friends, Jerry and Barb Callahan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; 1 daughter, Roberta; 1 brother, Ben; and 2 nieces, Ricki and Shirley.

A special thank you to Mary and the staff at Visiting Angels, Dr. Gona, KishHealth Systems Hospice and the nursing staff on Y1 at Kishwaukee Hospital.

Her Visitation will be on Sunday, August 10, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., Genoa, IL. 60135. The funeral service will be private on Monday with Rev. Rene Escalante officiating. Burial will be at the Genoa Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for the or the KishHealth Systems Hospice in care of the Slater-Butala Funeral Home of Genoa.

For information, or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-784-5191.
Published in Daily-Chronicle on Aug. 8, 2014
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