Keith E. Russell

Keith E.  Russell, 58, of Shiloh, Illinois, born Saturday, April 17, 1954, in Tokyo, died Monday, July 2, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

Keith served 22 years in the United States Air Force and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville Illinois and Sigma Pi Fraternity. He loved classic cars and was an avid Cardinal Baseball Fan.  

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Brother: Kevin Russell
  • Father-in-Law: Arthur Williams

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Doris L. nee Williams Russell
  • Parents: Edwin E. and Virginia C. nee Hoffmann Russell of Swansea, IL
  • Son: Brian (Andrea) Russell of Belleville, IL
  • Daughter: Amy (Dan) Krajicek of Yutan, NE
  • Grandchildren
    • Mason Russell
    • Margaret Tegel
    • Brennan Russell
    • Heidi, Zachary, Andrew, Kylie and Henry Krajicek
  • Mother-in-Law: Glenda Williams

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Belleville, IL

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, July 6, 2012 at First United Presbyterian Church in Belleville, IL with Kim Hulen officiating.  Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Keith E. Russell:

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family in your loss. We will truly miss Keith’s friendship, humor, and wisdom. God Bless you.

    Alexandria, Dave, Tammy, & Eric

    Joint Base Charleston Inspector General's Office Charleston SC 29404

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