Russell O. Deuth, 59, Rockford, and formerly of Chana, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2012 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford.
He was born Nov. 26, 1952 in Oregon the son of Lyle and Donna (Heng) Deuth.
He was a 1970 graduate of Oregon High School and lived in Rockford where he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service for 25 years.
Russ enjoyed playing his many stringed instruments and time spent with his friends Don, Mike, and Dave.
He is survived by his parents, Lyle and Donna Deuth, Chana; brothers, Stuart (Linda) Deuth and Duane Deuth, all of Chana, and Robert (Joanna) Deuth, Oregon; sister, Elizabeth (David) Dibbles, Oregon; nieces, Theresa and Emily; and nephews, Joe, Dennis, Jacob, William and Joshua.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, John and Mabel Heng and Millard and Mary Deuth, and infant sister, Roxanne.
In keeping with Russ’ wishes, cremation will take place and no services are scheduled.
Memorials may be made in his name to any local animal shelter.
The family was assisted with arrangements by Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon.
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