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John L Russell

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John L Russell

Birth
USA
Death
28 Jan 2011 (aged 90)
Silvis, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
Plot
5 - 140
Memorial ID
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Funeral services for John L. Russell, 90, of Moline, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.

Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Mr. Russell died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.

John was born March 3, 1920, the son of Jim and Alma Russell. He married Katherine (Bruyntjens) Briggs on March 16, 1977, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He had served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. While serving as a radio operator on a B24, the crew was forced to bail out of their airplane over the Alps, where he was captured as a POW. He had worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1978 after 37 years of service. He loved watching NASCAR and traveling with his wife.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Russell, Moline; children, Judy, Charlene, Janice, Mike, Nancy, John, Kelly, Jay, Jim and Gary; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Danny; and several brothers.

Memorials may be made to the family.
(Rock Island Argus, Jan. 30, 2011)
Funeral services for John L. Russell, 90, of Moline, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.

Burial will be at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Mr. Russell died Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis.

John was born March 3, 1920, the son of Jim and Alma Russell. He married Katherine (Bruyntjens) Briggs on March 16, 1977, in Las Vegas, Nev.

He had served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. While serving as a radio operator on a B24, the crew was forced to bail out of their airplane over the Alps, where he was captured as a POW. He had worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1978 after 37 years of service. He loved watching NASCAR and traveling with his wife.

Survivors include his wife, Katherine Russell, Moline; children, Judy, Charlene, Janice, Mike, Nancy, John, Kelly, Jay, Jim and Gary; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Danny; and several brothers.

Memorials may be made to the family.
(Rock Island Argus, Jan. 30, 2011)

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Sgt USAAF World War II

Airman's Medal
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  • Created by: Paul Mack
  • Added: Feb 26, 2011
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66202790/john_l-russell: accessed ), memorial page for John L Russell (3 Mar 1920–28 Jan 2011), Find a Grave Memorial ID 66202790, citing Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by Paul Mack (contributor 47145486).