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1927 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Thomas Russell Obituary
Thomas L. Russell, Jr. passed away peacefully on December 21, 2017. He was born on December 7,1927 and raised in Oak Park (Chicago), IL by his father, Thomas L. Russell and his mother, Genevieve Hahn. He enlisted in the Army and upon returning started a Demolition/Excavating Business (Russell Bros.) with his father and brother, Raymond. He married Bette Frommelt from Dubuque, IA and lived in Oak Park, IL, Oakbrook, IL and LaJolla, CA. They had four Children: Michael (Mary), Robert, Mary Kay (Steve Carey), and Thomas (Maryanne); eight grandchildren: Kevin, Katie, Tim, Lindsay, Stephanie, Brian, Jenny, and Charles and eight Great-Grandchildren: Kyle, Max, Maddie, Landon, Liam, Finn, Bennet, and Kennedy. After Bette passed in 1992, he was remarried to Harriette Brown. They travelled together around North America in their motor home and settled in Boring, OR. He was buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hinsdale, IL. The family asks for donations to the and will have a funeral mass and Life Tribute Ceremony in the Chicago area in April, 2018.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 31, 2017
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