Grace Berlando Russell, age 96 of Highwood passed away in Wheeling on June 11, 2014. Grace was born on September 29, 1917 in Coello, Illinois. She moved to the Highwood/Highland Park area at the age of 17, graduating from Collinsville High School class of 1928. On May 18, 1940 she married Thomas C. Russell in Highland Park. They moved to Highland Park in 1955.
She is survived by her loving children Tim Russell of Highwood and Gay Lynn (Stephen) Russell-Dempsey of Minnetonka, Minnesota; her grandchildren Karli (Aaron) Atwell of Superior, Colorado, Kael Russell of Broomfield, Colorado, Jessica Hiller of Highland Park, Nathaniel (Melissa) Rosalie of Evanston, and Morgan (Steven) Nicholls of Minnetonka, Minnesota; her great-grandchildren Maggie and Lucy Atwell, Grace and Jack Rosalie, and Hazel, Grace and Milo Nicholls, four nieces and nephews and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Thomas on March 23, 1967, her siblings Iva (Tony) Ponder, Margaret (George) Yeary and Betty (Carl) Piro.
Visitation Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 11:30 AM till time of funeral service 1:30 PM at Seguin & Symond Funeral Home, 858 Sheridan Road, Highwood. Interment will follow at Northshore Garden of Memories, 1801 Green Bay Road, North Chicago. 847-432-3878