Obituary of Theodore C. Russell
Theodore C. Russell, age 94, of Shorewood, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet, with his loving family by his side.
Ted was born on November 30, 1928 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and was a long time resident of Shorewood. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy and worked as a Supervisor for Kerr Glass Company. He was also a member of Plainfield Lodge #536, A.F.& A.M, and one of the original Village of Shorewood police officers.
Ted will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband and father who was a people person and always asked people to smile. He was also an avid Pittsburg Steelers fan.
He is survived by his loyal, loving and caring son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Karen Russell of Shorewood.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary M. Russell (March 7, 2014); his parents, John William and Mary Christine (Nicewarner) Russell; and his brothers, Bill Russell and Joe Nicewarner.
The family would like to thank the staff of Sunnyhill Nursing Home and Lightways Hospice for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lightways Hospice would be appreciated.
Visitation for Theodore Russell will be held Monday, July 10, 2023 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet, with Masonic Services at 7:00 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded following services and interment will be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery with full military honors under the auspices of the United States Navy and the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Memorial Squad on Thursday, July 13, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
For information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can share a favorite memory or leave a condolence.
Interment with full Military Honors
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