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Russell H Steele II

January 25, 1969 May 8, 2015
Russell H Steele II
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Obituary for Russell H Steele II
Rockford - Russell H. Steele, II, 46, of Rockford, died unexpectedly Friday, May 8, 2015, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born January 25, 1969, in Rockford, the son of Russell and LaNae (Booth) Steele Jr. Attended Auburn High School and Rock Valley College. Russ married Sandra Hermeling on July 16, 1988, in St. Paul Lutheran Church. Having worked a variety of positions, he most recently was a personal caretaker for Sandy's parents. Russ loved playing with his Jack Russells, collecting wolf memorabilia, cooking, working on his computer, especially Facebook, and loving the outdoors enjoyed fishing.

Russ is lovingly survived by his wife, Sandy; mother, LaNae Steele of Pottersville, Mo.; sisters, Phyllis (Dusty) Hamilton of Rockford and Tammy (David) Zastrow of Bakersfield, Mo.; brother, David (Robin) Steele of Pottersville; three nieces; six nephews; parents-in-law, Gus and Doris Hermeling of Winnebago; brothers-in-law, Martin and Terry Hermeling; and God-children, Daniel and Stacie Hermeling. He was predeceased by his father, Russell Steele Jr.

Funeral Information

Service at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, 600 N. Horsman St., Rockford, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until service time; the Rev. David Thies will officiate. Burial in North Burritt Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago.
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