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In Memoriam Of

Eleanor Russ


Eleanor J. Russ, nee Spevak, age 92, of La Grange Park. Beloved wife of the late Leslie E. Russ Sr.; loving mother of Mary (Paul) Suta, Laura (Rick) Meyer, Les (Christine) Russ Jr, and Sharon (Jim) Ranos; devoted grandmother of Jon, Christine (Kriss), Craig (Amy), Sarah (Adam) and Matthew; dear great grandma to Emma, Gabriel, Nicolas, Blake, Henry and Tristan; sister to Erv Spevak, the late Otto Spevak and the late Rose Kraft; aunt and great aunt to many.

Eleanor was a long time member of St Louise Woman’s Club and an active volunteer with the Spread Program.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 9, 2023, 8:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd., 9445 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Saturday 10:30 A.M. to St Louise de Marillac Church, Mass 11:00 A.M.

Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside.

A live stream of the Funeral Mass and Committal Service will be available to be viewed at If you are unable to participate during the live stream a recording will be available to be viewed at anytime and downloaded at the same link by day’s end on Tuesday (9/12/2023).

Memorials appreciated to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105; Hinsdale Humane Society, 21 Salt Creek Lane, Hinsdale, IL 60521 or Special Olympics, 2600 Virginia Ave NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC 20037.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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