David W. Russell, age 66, of Gladstone, Illinois passed away at his Gladstone residence on October 10, 2020 at 8:00 am. David was born on March 20, 1954 in Burlington, Iowa and is the son of Robert L. and Pauline R. Rhoades Russell. David was raised in Gladstone where he attended Gladstone grade school and graduated from Union High School. David was previously married to Lori Ann Lillard on March 25, 1988. David began work as a supervisor and cement finisher for Raiders Pre Cast Concrete in Burlington, Iowa. He also loved the Mississippi river and was a commercial fisherman with his father and others on the River for a number of years. David loved the out of doors and loved hunting and fishing for water fowl, ducks and geese. Surviving David is his mother, Pauline Russell of Burlington, Iowa and his son, Andrew Russell. His two sisters survive,Kathy Hopkins and Pat of Oquawka, Illinois and Ann Russell of Burlington, Iowa. There are two brothers John Russell of Gladstone, Illinois and Michael Russell of Oquawka, Illinois. There are also a number of Aunts, Uncles, and cousins surviving. David is preceded in death by his father, Robert, his son Aaron, his sister Stephanie Taylor, and his special aunt, Paula "Poochie" Bailey.
As were his wishes, cremation is being accorded him, A celebration of his life is currently being planned at a later date. A memorial fund is being established. David is in the care of Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. To leave remembrance or for more information please visit, www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com
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