Katherine Russell


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Posted Online: April 04, 2014, 5:53 pm
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Funeral services for Katherine Russell, 90, of East Moline, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline.
Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Russell died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Katherine Bruyntjens was born Sept. 4, 1923, in Moline, daughter of Camiel and Elodie Rogiers Bruyntjens. She married Jack Briggs. She later married John Russel on March 18, 1977, in Las Vegas, Nev. He died Jan. 28, 2011.
Katherine retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1978. After retirement, she and John moved to Florida, where they lived for several years before returning to Moline. She had been a NASCAR fan and, ever since retirement, 2 p.m. was cocktail time.
Survivors include her sons, Jay (Jackie) Briggs, Murrells Inlet, S.C., Deacon Jim (Corinne) Briggs, East Moline, and Gary (Janice) Briggs, Genoa, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Borg, Phoenixville, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Margaret Bruyntjens; brothers, Charlie and Frank Bruyntjens.
The family would like to thank Park Vista and Genesis Medical Center for their excellent care and compassion.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.














 



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