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Steven L. Russell

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Steven Lloyd Russell, 56, of Dixon, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. He was an autobody technician for more than 40 years.

Steve was born Aug. 26, 1957, in Joliet, the son of Bob and Elaine (Lloyd) Russell. In his free time, Steve enjoyed building dual-seated experimental aircraft, and once built a completely custom motorcycle. He also enjoyed performance drag-racing boats.

Survivors include three sons, Tyler (Amber) Russell of Rockford, Tanner Russell of Oregon, and Chad Campbell of San Diego; one daughter, Candice Russell Earnhart of San Diego; two brothers, Jim Russell of Dixon, and Edward Russell of Minooka; one sister, Michelle Russell of Joliet; two uncles, Ken (Katie) Russell, and Jerry Russell, both of Florida; one aunt, Doty Kness of Dixon; two grandchildren; and eight cousins, Tricia, Lisa, Kim, Kelly, Korie, Kasie, Sandy, and Steve.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Alex Russell.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Mike Jones, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Dixon, officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

A memorial has been established.

Visit prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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