Larry Russell

September 28, 1953 ~ October 7, 2019 (age 66)


Larry Russell, 66, of Churubusco, passed away on October 7, 2019, at Presence Sacred Heart Home in Avilla.

Born in Peoria, IL, on September 28, 1953, to the late Ernie and Hattie (Wylie) Russell. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, graduating from Churubusco High School in 1971.

He worked at Lincoln Food Services in the R & D for 30 years, retiring in 2012.

Larry is survived by his two sons, Adam (Aimee Bengs) Russell and Ben Russell; his daughter, Sarah Russell; a brother, Bill (Gale) Russell; a sister, Linda (Louis) Shelton-Bills; many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Ray Howell and James Russell.

Memorial Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Monday, October 14, 2019, at 8:00 p.m.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Riley Children's Hospital.

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October 14, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

October 14, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Memorial Service
October 14, 2019

8:00 PM

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