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Richard L. Russow

Richard L. Russow, 78 of Streator passed away Saturday morning (February 25th) at St. James Hospital, Pontiac.

Following cremation a visitation will be held Friday from 9 – 12noon at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.

Services will be held Friday at 12 noon at the funeral home with military honors conducted by members of the Streator American Legion and VFW .

Richard was born on November 2, 1938 in Streator to Elmer C. and Nina N. (Ingram) Russow.  He married Geraldine Jobba on May 14, 1958.  She preceded him in death on April 13, 2016.

Surviving is a daughter Teonae Gore of Streator, sons Richard Russow of Iowa and Toby (Kathy) Russow of Streator, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter-in-law Jeannine Russow and a brother Elmer Lee Russow.

Richard graduated from Woodland High School in 1956 and served in the US Army from 1960 until 1963.  He retired from Owens Illinois Glass in 1994 and was a former member of the Streator American Legion.

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My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Toby, Your Dad and Mom was always good to us when we came over, and I will remember him most for being a cool Dad and for that big van with the fur on the dash !

Kurt Lowe Mar 2 2017 12:00 AM

My condolences to Dick's family. My mom and dad, Gail and Eunice Scudder were great friends of Elmer and Nina and we all spent a great deal of time together. May your great memories sustain you through this sorrowful time.

Marcia Scudder Hicks Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Richard Russow

Roger and Lynn Dunning Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM