James P. Russell
James P. Russell
  • January 30, 1947 - January 15, 2018
  • Illinois

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James P. Russell, 70, of Marengo passed away January 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.
He was born January 30, 1947 in Chicago to William and Helen (Russell) Young. Jim was a veteran of the United States Army. On August 4, 1990 he married Mary Ellen Emrich.
Jim worked as a heavy machine mechanic. He brought those skills home with him and was known to be incredibly handy and able to fix anything. He was also an energetic man with a great sense of humor. Jim loved nature, whether it was spending time in his garden or feeding the birds in his yard. He enjoyed cooking and mastering video games. His cats were always very important to him. Most of all he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Russell; his son, Edward (fiance Jennifer Lambeth) Russell; daughter, Stephanie Russell; his grandchildren, Nolan McDaniel and Payton Sayers Nagle; and his siblings, Terry Russell and Donna Russell.
He was preceded in death by parents and his brothers, Dennis Russell and William Russell.
Visitation will be from 12pm to a eulogy service at 3:30pm on Saturday, January 20 at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo.
Interment will be private.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148.
Online condolences may be made at www.marengo-unionfuneralhome.com.