Eleanor J Russ, nee Spevak

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Eleanor J. Russ, nee Spevak, age 92, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late Leslie E. Russ Sr.; loving mother of Mary (Paul) Suta, Laura (Rick) Meyer, Les (Christine) Russ Jr, and Sharon (Jim) Ranos; devoted grandmother of Jon, Christine (Kriss), Craig (Amy), Sarah (Adam) and Matthew; dear great grandma to Emma, Gabriel, Nicolas, Blake, Henry and Tristan; sister to Erv Spevak, the late Otto Spevak and the late Rose Kraft; aunt and great aunt to many.

Eleanor was a long time member of St Louise Woman’s Club and an active volunteer with the Spread Program.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 9, 2023, 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Saturday 10:30 A.M. to St Louise de Marillac Church, Mass 11:00 A.M.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

A live stream of the Funeral Mass and Committal Service will be available to be viewed at www.memorialslive.com/russ. If you are unable to participate during the live stream a recording will be available to be viewed at anytime and downloaded at the same link by day’s end on Tuesday (9/12/2023).

Memorials appreciated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105; Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL 60521 or Special Olympics, 2600 Virginia Ave NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20037.

Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

For those of you that would like to express your condolences to the family, please click on the link below and you can leave the family a message. If you wish to send a Sympathy Card to the Family, please feel free to send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513, c/o the Eleanor J Russ Family. We will gladly forward it on to the family.

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  1. Tom & Denise Falcone condolence:

    Russ family please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We know what you are going through and want you to know we are praying for you.
    Your Mom is now able to watch over all of you ❤️


  2. David R Sauer condolence:

    Our deepest condolences to all of Eleanors family. May she rest in peace and dwell with the angels.God Bless.


  3. Steven Lifka condolence:

    Condolences to Laura, Les, Sharon and Mary. Eleanor was a sweet woman and I was happy to know her and call here everyday. May the angels lead her into paradise.


  4. Dan and Ellen Haake condolence:

    Our deepest condolences go out to the Russ family on their loss.


  5. Ginamarie Woldman condolence:

    GinaMarie Woldman Friend of Laura & Rick
    To the family: Laura The light arrived and your Dear Mom Eleanor is at peace, pain-free. Your future is now to Navigate through a new normal. Hold tight the so many memories in your heart, and as a family share your stories as you celebrate the life of your mother grandmother,& great grandmother. What a wonderful gift of her life she leaves for you all.


  6. Chuck Klein condolence:

    To the Russ Family-We are sorry for the loss of your mother, Aunt Eleanor. We remember her kind manner. We also remember our trips with her to Brookfield Zoo! She and all of you are in our prayers. We know she is with God in Heaven. Cousin Chuck & Barb Klein


  7. Percy, Isidela Bigol and family condolence:

    Our deepest Condolences to the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eleanor and to the family.

    From The Bigol family


  8. Mike and Jackie Stine condolence:

    Our sincere condolences to the entire Russ family-and Laura (Rick, Craig) and Les our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families- Psalm23:1-6


  9. Karen Skolnik condolence:

    My thoughts and prayers to the family. She was a very special lady and will be remembered fondly.


  10. Lee and Paula Kudia condolence:

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. We will remember Eleanor and Less forever.


  11. Margaret Lattyak condolence:

    We will miss our friend, Eleanor. Such a wonderful soul. Rest in peace.


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