Theodore L. Russell, 98, of Frankfort, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Wesley Manor. He was born April 12, 1921 in Catlin, IL to John Frank and Florence (Busby) Russell. He was a 1939 graduate of Catlin High School. Ted served in the United States Navy during World War II. He married Norma Ross on November 14, 1943. She preceded him in death July 22, 2017.
Ted was known to be a workaholic. He attended night school for office skills, was the owner of Ben Franklin Dimestore in Cedar Lake, IN from 1961to 1983 and previously worked for Woolworth. He was a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge.
Ted is survived by his children, Stephen (Margaret) Russell of Indianapolis, Philip (Gwen) Russell of Schererville, David (Debbie) Russell of Frankfort; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.
Along with his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 10am until the time of the service at 11am at the Amanda Reid Chapel at Wesley Manor. Pastor Phil Lake and Chaplain Deborah Musick will officiate. Burial will be Wednesday, February 12 at 10am Central Time at Oakridge Cemetery in Catlin, IL. Genda Funeral Home in Frankfort is assisting with the arrangements.
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