Russell W. Gipson

Death:Saturday, January 13, 2007
Ogle Co, Illinois

STILLMAN VALLEY-RUSSEL W. GIPSON, 54, of Stillman Valley passed away Saturday January 13, 2007 in his home. He was born May 3, 1952 in Rochelle, the son of Howard & Luella McKnight Gipson. He married Melanie Friemuth in Stillman Valley on Nov. 16, 1974. He has worked at Schafer Gear Works in Rockford for 20 years, enjoyed exercising every day, and collected coins and stamps. He was a loving father and loved being involved with his grandchildren. Russel is survived by his wife, Melanie; daughters, Jennifer (Jason) Finkboner and Heather Gipson, both of Stillman Valley; grandchildren, Samantha Finkboner, Dylan Boyd, and Brinna Gipson; father, Howard Gipson of Stillman Valley; sister, Pennie Bartlett of Rockford; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother. Funeral services will be held Thursday January 18, 2007 at 11:00 AM in the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 136 W. Roosevelt Rd., Stillman Valley, with Rev. Chris Brauns, pastor of Congregational Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Stillman Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5:00-8:00 PM in the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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