Russell H. Ekstrom

Death:Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Ogle Co, Illinois

Byron - Russell H. Ekstrom, age 91, passed away Tue. , March 2, 2010 at Neighbor's Rehab Care Center in Byron. He was born April 9, 1918 in Rockford the son to Henning and Maria (Larson) Ekstrom. Russell was employed by Greenlee Brothers for 10 years and for 40 years with Ekstrom-Carlson Co. in Rockford as a precession machinist. He retired in 1983. He was a member of the All Saints Lutheran Church in Byron, the Mt. Morris Moose Lodge and life time member of the Svithoid Club in Rockford. He resided in Byron on the Rock River for 63 years. Russell was preceded in death by his loving wife Arlene, parents, 3 brothers; Laurence, Robert, and Richard, and 3 sisters; Martha, Sylvia, and Mary Jane. Survived by his son Randall Ekstrom of Carbondale, IL. daughter Diane (Keith) Seibert of Tampa, FL, 2 step-children; Karin (Greg) Haney and Kathleen (Jack) Hildebrand all of Memphis, TN, 7 grandchildren; Jody Brown, Leah Ekstrom, Andrew Haney, Matthew Haney, Rachel Hildebrand, Marc Mera, and Karyn Roeling, 5 great Grandchildren, and Many beautiful nieces , nephews, and great-nieces and nephews who also claim him as Grandpa. Funeral service will be 11:00 am, Friday, Mar. 5, 2010 at the All Saints Lutheran Church in Byron with the Rev. Scott Schmidt pastor officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the church. A memorial fund is established for the All Saints Lutheran Church.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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