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Harry J. Russell


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Harry J. Russell 1923—2018
Harry J. Russell, 95, of Rockford died Monday, July 9, 2018, in his home, with his wife of 72 years by his side. He was born January 31, 1923, in Cushing, OK; the son of Evelyn Russell. He was raised in Texas but adopted Rockford as his forever home after meeting the love of his life, Shirley while he was stationed at Camp Grant. Harry served in the United States Army during WWII. After he was discharged he married Shirley Lenstrom on February 16, 1946. Together they started their family and started their own business, The Star Sign Company. Harry's passions were fishing, family and his art. Harry is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Shirley; children, Terry (Gene) Fox, Larry (Patty) Russell, Judy (Ed) Uchno, Kay Pitney; grandchildren, Andrea Kelsey, Christopher Defiant, Arien Rather, Amy Rush, Anna Ucnho, Abby Pitney, Emily Pitney, Riley Pitney, Dan Russell, Ben Russell; great-grandchildren, Spencer, Evan, Rhianon, Cody, Autumn, Rory, Lola, Dani, Addie. Predeceased by his mother.
Funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, July 13, at Memorial Baptist Church, 7007 Flora Rd, Rockford, with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial following in Kishwaukee Cemetery in Stillman Valley. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in his name to the Rockford Rescue Mission. To share a condolence www.advantagefunerals.com
Published in Rockford Register Star from July 10 to July 12, 2018
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