Weatherford Democrat


June 18, 2012

Linda G. Russell

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Linda G. Russell, 59, of Janesville, Wis., died on Monday, June 11, 2012, at home.

She was born in Weatherford, Texas, on Aug. 19, 1952, the daughter of Eugene and Louise (Wyatt) Ray and was a 1970 graduate of Poolville High School. Linda married Donald Holmes in Poolville, Texas, Sept. 5, 1970, and later married Lloyd Russell on July 22, 1989, in Milton. She worked for LeMans as a shipping clerk. Linda enjoyed puzzle books, old movies, fishing, playing cards, spending time with family and friends and was a NASCAR and Packers fan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Lloyd Russell; and a brother, Fred.

She is survived by her three children, Karen (Jasen) McKee of South Beloit, Joseph (Joseph Tomasino) Holmes of Milwaukee and Jeff (Kari) Holmes of Janesville; an “adopted son,” Luke Haseman of Janesville; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Kimberly; father of her children, Donald Holmes of Janesville; two brothers, Gary and Donald Ray of Texas; and faithful companion, Rusty.

A Celebration of Life was held Friday, June 15, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Schneider Apfel Schneider & Schneider Funeral Home & Crematory in Janesville. A gathering for family and friends folllowed at Tremors.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials to the family are preferred.

For online obituary and condolences, visit

Schneider Apfel Schneider & Schneider

Funeral Home & Crematory

P.O. Box 71, Janesville, Wis.  53547


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