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Karen Ann Russell

Published April 04,2013

Obituary's Biography:

Karen Ann (Selcke) Russell, a resident of Lindenhurst, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the age of 46. Karen was born September 15, 1966 in Evanston, IL to Larry Selcke and Marilyn (Lindstrom) Selcke Krystyniak. Karen was a fifth grade teacher at District #41, Martin Elementary School, a position she loved. Karen is survived by her beloved husband of 22 years, Rick, her children, Brittany Ann and Anthony Owen; her brothers, Paul (Nancy) Selcke and Larry (Debbie) Selcke, both of Minnasota, step-sister Ladonna (Krystyniak) (Bill) Teeters and step-brother Guy Krystyniak, both of NV. Also surviving are her Lindstrom uncles, Jack of Winnetka, Mike (Linda) of Harvard, and Jim (Sallie), Chris (Terry), and Greg (Ruth), all of WI; her numerous cousins and her many loving nieces and nephews, who enjoyed and are grateful for, her meaningful presence. She was preceded in death by her Mother, her grandparents, Eva and John Lindstrom, Lillian and J. Selcke, and her uncle, Tom Lindstrom. A visitation is scheduled from 4:00pm until 8:00 pm, Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL. 60030. Resurrection Mass will be held at 9:30 am Monday, April 8, 2013 at St. Gilbert Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL. 60030. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. For information, call 847 223 8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.

3 replies on “Karen Ann Russell”

  1. I’d like to offer our deepest sympathies to Rick, Brittany, and Anthony for your loss. I hope that you can find some solace and peace knowing she’s with her mother, who was also here a short time, and can cherish your memories of being with them. Uncle Chris

  2. No words can adequately express the sorrow we feel following Karens death. We pray that the peace of Gods infinite mercy will fill some of the void left by her passing. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. Uncle Greg.

  3. Deeply saddened to learn of Karen’s passing. She was an old childhood friend of mine with a heart of gold. I have so many cherished memories of her in my youth. God bless her family. Such a great loss.

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