MT. VERNON — —
Edwin Eugene Russell, 91, born on July 27, 1921, in Flannigan Township, Hamilton County, passed away peacefully on Jan. 27, 2013 in Belleville.
Mr. Russell was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, the Mascoutah Moose Lodge, Shiloh Valley Senior Citizens Club, and Masonic Lodge St. Clair #24, and a retired member of the U. S. Air Force, serving in the Army Air Corps in World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Emma Russell (nee Hicks); parents, Earl Edwin Russell and Edna Mae Russell Connor (nee Pittman); his step-parents, Raymond Joseph Conner and Elsie Russell (nee Lane); sons, Keith Eugene and Kevin Paul Russell; brothers, John and Clayton Russell; and sisters, Barbara Russell, Norma Watt, and Roberta McMahon.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Russell (nee Hoffmann); daughter-in-law, Doris Russell; grandchildren, Brian (Andrea) Russell and Amy (Dan) Krajicek; great grandchildren, Mason, Margaret, Heidi, Zachary, Andrew, Kylie, Brennan, and Henry; brothers, Gordon and Frank Russell; and sister, Wanda (Delmer) Taylor and Marietta (Kelly) Manring. Expressions of condolence may be offered at valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com. Memorials to the American Cancer Society are appreciated.
Visitation: Friends may call on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Valhalla-Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home, Belleville. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 at 10 a.m. Interment will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory with full military honors.