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Russell Wilson

July 25, 1924 January 9, 2019
Russell Wilson
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Obituary for Russell Wilson

94 year old Fairfield, Illinois resident Russell Wilson passed away Wednesday evening, January 9, 2019 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, Illinois. Russell was a veteran of the United States Marines serving in World War II. Russell and Dorothy purchased Your Flower Shop in 1953 and operated it for over 60 years, later selling it to their daughter, Melissa. Russell also served the city of Fairfield as a three term mayor, from 1977 until 1989. 

Russell was born July 25, 1924 in Fairfield, Illinois.   He was the son of Earl and Mozella (Venters) Wilson. He married the former Dorothy Hollinger in Fairfield on January 29, 1947 and she preceded him in death on July 12, 2018.          

He is survived by three daughters, Susan Adams and her husband Loren of Fairfield, Melissa Garrison and her husband Jerry of Fairfield, and Jo Wilson and her husband Fred Klehm of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. 

Funeral services for Russell Wilson will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield.  

Friends and family may call from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.Sunday January 13, 2019. Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield with Military Rites provided by Anthony Wayne Post 176 American Legion and Wayne Memorial Post 4535 VFW.    

Memorials can be made to the memory care unit at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi and will be accepted at the funeral home.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

13

Jan

12:30 PM 1/13/2019 12:30:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Nale's Funeral Home - Fairfield

106 East Center Street
Fairfield, IL 62837

Nale's Funeral Home - Fairfield
106 East Center Street Fairfield 62837 IL
United States

Service

Sunday

13

Jan

2:00 PM 1/13/2019 2:00:00 PM
Nale's Funeral Home - Fairfield

106 East Center Street
Fairfield, IL 62837

Nale's Funeral Home - Fairfield
106 East Center Street Fairfield 62837 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maple Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

1914 County Rd. 905 N.
Fairfield, Illinois 62837

1914 County Rd. 905 N. Fairfield 62837 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

Wabash Christian Retirement Center

Carmi
Carmi, Illinois 62821
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