William "Bill" Russell, Janesville, WI

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

May 8, 1982 - July 1, 2017

William F. Russell (Bill) passed away at home on July 1, 2017. He was born in Janesville, WI, on May 8, 1982 to Karen Anne (Lewis) Russell and Frank Russell. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran School through 5th grade, and attended Franklin Middle School, graduating from Parker High School in 2000. He had worked at many businesses during his lifetime, most recently cooking at The Looking Glass in Janesville and at Club Tavern in Middleton, which he enjoyed. At the time of his death, he was employed at Simmons Corporation in Janesville. Bill was a relatively new member of the Independent Order of Oddfellows in Janesville, which he really enjoyed.

Bill is survived by his mother, Karen Russell; his two sons, Trent and Seth Russell; his sister, Melissa Hood of Roselle, IL; two brothers, Kevin Russell of Harvard, IL, and Brian Russell of Loves Park, IL. He is also survived by his aunt and uncle, Kathleen and Stephen Johnson of Janesville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his father, Frank; and all of his grandparents.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice or to the family. There will be a short Memorial Service at 1 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 715 Campus St., Milton, WI on Saturday, July 8, 2017, followed by a light luncheon. Please come and share remembrances and stories about Bill.

The family's thanks and gratitude to our wonderful neighbors for all their help, and to the Janesville Fire Department and Janesville Police Department for their help and compassion in this very hard time.

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