Condolence & Memory Journal

We didn't know Russ long, we just moved on the block where he lived. So very nice, he introduced himself with his warm smile and asked if we needed any help to just ask. On his walks, he would always stop by to say Hello and chat a bit with us about the Cubs. He was so pleasant and funny. He will be missed, but he is at peace in Heaven where he is happy. Prayers to the family.

Posted by Whatmore Family - Elburn, IL - neighbor   April 29, 2019

Russ was a dear gentle soul. He showed the purity and depth of 'True Love'. I am thankful for the many memories that have always lingered in my heart. Always in our hearts~always a part of us.

Posted by Amy Baker - GREEN BAY, WI   April 01, 2019

rusty was my first love in 8th grade... I went to holy angels and I was smitten... we reconnected in high school and I used to go over to the house in the mornings before heading to rosary... he was a gem... and I will miss him lots... thinking of you all and kitty too... xoxo Lauren

Posted by Lauren ardelean - Phoenix, AZ - Friend   February 08, 2019

my sincere sympathy to Rusty's parents Bill and Pam.

Posted by lori nickels - westerville, OH   August 01, 2018

My deepest sympathies to the family. You can find comfort in knowing, our Heavenly Father has promised we will see our love ones again (Acts 21:15).

Posted by A D    July 30, 2018

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by J W    July 30, 2018

Dear Pam and Bill, You are in my prayers. So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember going to the baseball games with Rusty and Kitty many many years ago with Terry Carew.

Posted by Chris Clementz - Lakeville, MN - Friend   July 27, 2018


so sorry Bill and Pam for your loss...Prayers for your family..cherish your memories..

Posted by Barbara McMullin - Oswego, IL   July 27, 2018

Very sad to hear this news. We remember wonderful warm and sunny days at the lake with Rusty and all the rest of the Kelly Lake family. These times are difficult and challenging. We have trust and faith in a God that we believe will reunite us all in a place without pain or sorrow. Happy memories of Rusty will endure and grow in sweetness. Prayers to all of you.

Posted by Mike, Gay, and Scott Offutt    July 26, 2018

So very,very sorry to hear about rusty. He was a wonderful person1 send my deepest sympathy to his terrific family.

Posted by MarySue Offutt - aurora, IL - Family   July 26, 2018

So saddened by this news. Condolences to the entire family. We always enjoyed our talks at Kelly Lake.

Posted by Christian Erzinger - Lake Bluff, IL - Neighbor   July 26, 2018

Rest in Peace Russ....My sincere condolences to your family and Sandra...Will miss our talks and laughs at Target ...Fly with the angels ....Caw Caw Carol

Posted by Carol Bonnes - Batavia, IL - Friend   July 25, 2018

Deepest Sympathy to his Mum, Dad, Sister Kit, Son Russ junior and best friend Dan.
Thinking of you today Russ and the special memories of Greece 1992 .
love Jill x

Posted by Jill Bradbury - England - Friend   July 25, 2018

I knew Russ for a short time. He worked with me in the same department at my job. I had hoped he would come back at the very end of June. It turned out that that he would. But that is not happening. My heart is touched. It is the same for many of us people where he blessed his presence at our job. I think I am speaking for us all that our heart is heavy and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this time. He left a mark on us.

Posted by Deborah Wells - Elburn, IL   July 24, 2018

My heart broke the day I heard the news. My deepest condolences to family, friends and loved ones touched by Russ' precious life. A very sad day.

Posted by Sara Hall - Tupelo, MS - Friend   July 24, 2018

I am so very sorry for your lose!!! May your family be covered in prayer during this great loss!!!❤

Posted by Lisa Davies - Sugar Grove, IL - Friend   July 24, 2018

Russ you will be missed. I always enjoyed your observations and thanks for the laughs.

Posted by Richard Andrzejewski - Elburn, IL   July 24, 2018

Russ, you became my love and best friend.we laughed together,cried together and made great memories. Be my you forever.

Posted by Sandra Ortman - Friend   July 24, 2018

Rest In Peace dear friend tons of funny memories!

Posted by Michael Rivera - Warrenville, IL - Classmate   July 23, 2018

So sorry for the loss of another good one, please send my thoughts and prayers forward to all of the friends and family

Posted by Barnaby Ortiz - Plano, IL - Friend   July 23, 2018

Rusty was my friend since 7th grade Jefferson Middle School. This is very shocking and sad. I am deeply sorry for your loss which is a GREAT one. He was a great friend. An awesome comic. He will be surely missed. I'm sure everyone from the Class of '91 feels the same way I do. Rest in Gold my friend.

Posted by Michael Simmons - Pontiac, IL - Classmate   July 23, 2018

May the Lord be with all of you now and in the future as you go through this time of sorrow. We have you all in our prayers.
We will always remember Rusty as the other son that shared time with us. Love in Christ, Dennis and Connie Glick

Posted by Dennis and Connie Glick - Fond du Lac, WI - Family Friend   July 23, 2018