February 7, 1956 ~ May 2, 2021 (age 65)


65, OF Bushnell, Illinois passed away at 11:30 PM Sunday, May 2, 2021 in Spring Point Township, Illinois. Gary was born February 7, 1956 in Aurora, Illinois, the son of Calvin and Alberta (Flowers) Russell.  Mr. Russell was a retired commercial Truck Driver.  He married Lana Ault June 28, 1986 in Bushnell, Illinois.  Mr. Russell leaves his wife Lana Russell of Bushnell, Illinois; children, Shawn Russell (Kari) of Newton, Illinois, Tisha L. Russell of Fisher, Illinois and Gary L. Russell Jr. (Tanaya Musgraves) of Willow Hill, Illinois; siblings, James Russell (Teresa) of Neoga, Illinois, Wayne Russell (Lena) of Willow Hill, Illinois, Betty Russell of Newton, Illinois, Linda Stine (Stan) of Farina, Illinois, Sharon Russell (Tony Enis) of Macomb, Illinois, Flo Russell of Rushville, Illinois and Brenda Mason (Dickie) of Macomb, Illinois; and five grandchildren.  Gary was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Shirley and Dean.
Memorials are suggested to the Russell Family at P.O. Box 74, Willow Hill, Illinois  62480.
As per Gary’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded and no visitation or services are scheduled at this time. 
The Swengel - O’Dell Funeral Home in Neoga, Illinois is assisting the family. 
Online condolences may be expressed at   


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of GARY L. RUSSELL SR., please visit our floral store.


No Services are scheduled at this time


To The Family

© 2021 Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy