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“I thought about Russell just the other day when a woman, Jan Schippits, walked into our Chamber office. I had previously learned of Russ's passing...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: James Lenihan - Varna, IL

“It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: - GA

“I had the honor of working with Russ for several years at Hosley, until I moved from the area. He was a great man, who was not only intelligent, but...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Anthony Walters - Cedar Park, TX

“May I extend my deepest sympathy to you all. Russ was one of a kind, a good man, kind and caring. I have wonderful memories of church council...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon (Rogers) Borko - FL

“Growing up with Russell at St. Phillipus was special. Between the bowling league, the after church football games, the choir, he was one of a kind....Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Hank Lobbes - Bolingbrook, IL

“The years have flown by since I last saw Russ and Dawn. I think it was when St. Philippus Ucc Church had their last service. However, when I got the...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Joan (Lobbes) Nobling - NC

“My prayers are with you all for peace and fond memories of Russ. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Gail Kretchman - Free Soil, MI

“I also am a cousin of Russ' on his father's side. I remember Russ and his family as a child. His dad was my favorite uncle. May you rest in peace,...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Flo Cockrell (Schippits) - IL

“I deepest condolences to the family of Russell. I am a cousin of his on his father's side. I have fond memories of going to their house when we were...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Frances Shippits-Tagler-Bennett - NV

“My heart hurts. The Schippits'es (Russ et al) and the Lobbes'es (our family) grew up together in church - at St. Philippus UCC in Chicago. Russ led...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Ferguson (nee Lobbes) - FL

“Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Russ. Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Rosemarie Bartos (Schippits) - AZ

“Uncle Russ rest easy Brother, I am going to miss our beer pong games and night clubbing at the family reunion. Dawn, Aleah, and Jay my heart breaks...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Derek Fitzgerald - Kingston, IL

“Prayers and thoughts from The Wurst family ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: FRED & Joann Wurst Wurst - IL

“We send Our Heartfelt Sympathy to You & Your Family. May the Beautiful Memories hold dearest to You, brighten a path before...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Bev Welsh - Peotone, IL

“My deepest sympathy for Russ's passing. I belong to the church where he taught Sunday school. Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Bessie Schubbe - Peotone, IL

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Russell "Russ" A. Schippits, age 64, passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017; beloved husband of Dawn M. Nee Butkus; loving father of Jayson and Aleah (Eddie) Brooks; fond son of the late Harold Schippits and the late Wilma nee Vandre; dearest brother of Harold "Hal" (Sandi) Schippits, Jr., George (Kathie) Schippits, and Denise (Mike) Lonigro and brother-in-law of April (Terry) Budz and uncle to nieces and nephews. He was a former Sunday School Teacher at Immanuel Church in Peotone. Russ enjoyed woodworking, sports, being with friends and most of all, his family. Funeral Services Friday, 10:00AM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423, cremation private, Visitation Thursday, 3-9PM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations appreciated for Melanoma Research c/o Loyola University Chicago, Office of Development LUMC1260 S. First Ave. Maywood, IL 60153. For further information, 815-806-2225 or