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Jeffrey Thomas Russell

July 23, 1964 August 29, 2018
Jeffrey Thomas Russell
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Obituary for Jeffrey Thomas Russell
Rockford – Jeffrey Thomas Russell, 54, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL. Born July 23, 1964 in Urbana, IL. The son of Thomas Edward and Mary Elizabeth (Surplice) Russell. Graduated from Lyons Township High School, LaGrange, IL in 1982. Was a veteran of the United States Army and served as a medic in the National Guard. Jeff relocated with UPS to open the Rockford Air Hub which is where he and Marcy met. Jeff married Marcella “Marcy” Siemens on September 1, 2007 at the German Valley United Methodist Church. Currently, Jeff was self-employed as a financial investor. Jeff was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, enjoyed playing golf with friends and family, and was an organized traveler who thoroughly enjoyed his vacations with Marcy. Jeff was also an accomplished chef. Every day, he would call Marcy to ask what she would like for dinner so he could choose the wine to pair with the meal.

Jeff’s family would like to express extreme appreciation to the team of nurses, doctors and staff at OSF Cancer Center in Rockford for their continuous, dedicated and compassionate care for Jeff.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Marcy Siemens Russell of Rockford; parents Tom and Mary Russell of Vonore, TN; sisters, Kathy (Wes) Sanders of Chicago, Susan (Eric) Sellenberg of Batavia; nephew, Eric (Mary Healy) Sanders; nieces, Anya Sanders, Annie Sellenberg, Gretchen Sellenberg; father and mother-in-law, Walt and Pat Siemens of Freeport, brother-in-laws, Steve Siemens of Ridott, Kevin Siemens of Freeport; numerous family members; special friends, Karen Glavin and Shari Warmoth.

Jeff is predeceased by his grandparents.

Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018, at German Valley United Methodist Church, 7 Main St., German Valley with Pastor Donald Plock officiating. Memorial visitation 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2018 at Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. Cremation rites accorded. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. For an online obituary and tributes go to
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Memorial Visitation




4:00 PM 9/7/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/7/2018 8:00:00 PM
Genandt Funeral Home

602 N. Elida St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

Cremation rites accorded.

Genandt Funeral Home
602 N. Elida St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

Memorial Service




11:00 AM 9/8/2018 11:00:00 AM
German Valley United Methodist Church

7 Main St.
German Valley, IL 61039

German Valley United Methodist Church
7 Main St. German Valley 61039 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.


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