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Kenneth G. Russell
(12-02-1919 - 01-23-2018)

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 Kenneth G. Russell, 98 years old, passed away on January 23. Born on December 2, 1919 in Elgin to Ira Newell and Alice Olson Russell, he attended Udina Elementary School, graduated from Plato Center High School and dairy farmed in the Plato area for 35 years before moving to Elgin. Many hours were spent playing pinochle, following sports and especially rooting for the Chicago Cubs; their 2016 World Series win was a particular highlight! Kenneth belonged to the Masons, Udina Cemetery Board, Golden Kiwanis, Kane County Pure Milk Association Board and was a member of the Burlington Central School Board.
Surviving family members are sons Wayne (Jeannette) Russell and Bob (Maureen) Broitzman, daughters Jan (Richard) Seloover and Karen (Tom) Stewart and nephew Randy (Aleta) Russell, grandchildren Sara Russell (Brad Koukol), Liz (Sean) Loss, Rachel (Nick) Matthews, Regan Russell (Angela Estes), Karrie Stewart, Scott Stewart, Stephanie (Brian) Hattendorf, Steve (Laura) Smith, Julie (Chad) Franckowiak, niece Lavonne (Dennis) Nesheim, many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruth McDowell Russell and wife Jacqueline Broitzman Russell, son Hazen Russell, siblings Mildred (Tom) Strausberger, Clifford Russell and Raymond (Dorothy) Russell, and son David Broitzman. Thoughtful consideration and thanks go out to his special caregivers, Monette Ramos and Roly Furtado plus the wonderful people at The Greens of Elgin.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and from 10:00 AM on Monday, January 29 until the time of Funeral Services beginning at 11:00 AM. at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will follow at the Udina Cemetery. Please omit flowers, memorials may be made to Cornerstone Methodist Church in Plato Center or to a charity of your choice. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com

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