Donna L Russell

June 24, 1931December 17, 2013

Donna Russell, 82, Roscoe, passed away on December 17, 2013 in Beloit. She was born on June 24, 1931 at Wisconsin Dells, WI to William and Edith (Billings) Stickfort. She graduated from Wisconsin Dells High School and later attended the University of Wisconsin- Madison where she studied business. Donna later married Keith Russell and worked as a secretary for Ingersoll Manufacturing. Donna was a member of the Evans Memorial Methodist Church and later Rockton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading books, traveling, talking and typing letters, but she especially loved her church, friends and her family. She is survived by her children; Paul (Mary Ann) Russell, James (Jackie) Russell, and Matthew (Dana Replogle) Russell; sister, Pat (Dean) Willard; grandchildren, Adam, Jon, Morganne, Collin, Kellie,Jennifer, Jason, Julie, Maggie, Andy, Emma, and Becca; great grandchildren, Araya, Darian, Caleb, and Taylorre. She is also survived by her nieces; Connie (Steve) Niles, Pam (Bob) Williams, and Deanna (Alan) Jones. Donna is preceded in death by her husband, Keith, and her parents, William and Edith. Memorial service will be held at 11am, Friday, December 27, 2013 at Rockton United Methodist Church, 102 W.Chapel Street, Rockton, under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home. Pastor Tom Kingery will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30am to time of service. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences can be given at

Immediately following the service, a luncheon will be held at the Rockton United Methodist Church.


  • Memorial Service Friday, December 27, 2013

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Linda Spataro

December 31, 2013

Dear Paul, Jimmy and Matt, I was so very sorry to hear about your mom. I always thought she was a wonderful person and a mom who loved her sons so much! I can imagine how much she enjoyed being a grandma and great-grandma! My prayers and thoughts are with you all, Linda Harwood Spataro

Jerry and Lorrie Berg

December 29, 2013

Jimmy, we are truly sorry for your loss. Losing a mother is one of the biggest losses that can be suffered by anyone. Their love and support cannot be replaced but, be thankful she was yours. As you journey down this new road, we pray you find strength in family, friends, and the memories you shared which will continue to comfort you forever.

Robert Guensburg

December 27, 2013

To Paul, Jim, and Matt:

My condolences also to your family on the loss of your mother!!!

Wishing you and your families a better new year!!!

A neighbor across the street for many years.


Robert Guensburg

Robert Guensburg

December 27, 2013

My dearest,

Condolences to you Paul, Jim, and Matt.

From the Guensburgs 6315 Walker Avenue, Loves Park, Illinois.

To all sorry for the loss!!! Do to my mother being not well with a herniated disk I'm not not able to make it to the funeral.

To all the grandchildren and the family wishing you a better year ahead.


Robert T. Guensburg

December 27, 2013

Paul, Mary Ann and families,

Peggy and I are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this trying time...

Lucky and Peggy Mitchell

Wayne & Maria Pratt

December 26, 2013

Donna will be surely missed, she was a wonderful neighbor and a friend to my mom and family. Mom will miss baking and sharing with your mom.

Mona Sernas Ciurej

December 26, 2013

Matt- Your mom was always a pleasure to talk to. She was always so upbeat and sweet. My condolences.

Mona Sernas-Ciurej

Olive Samuels

December 25, 2013

I considered Donna one of my best friends. My last conversation with her was Sunday night and we shared many fun memories She never talked about her illness after she said to me, "I know some day it will be over and I a not afraid as I am sure there is a place for me in heaven." I told her I loved her and she is my role model. Then we went on to have good memories and laughs together. I will miss her and I am sure her family feels the same. Olive Samuels, Rockton, IL

Kathy Kliebe

December 25, 2013

Donna was my neighbor for over 20 yrs. I would always see Donna and Sheba walking early in the morning or Keith in the garden. Donna will be missed by all the neighbors. She was a lovely person glad I knew her and the family.

Kay Flanigan

December 25, 2013

Comfort to you at the loss of your mother.