The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 19, 2013

Russell Stuebe


DANVILLE — Russell Stuebe, 58, of Danville, passed away at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

He was born on June 16, 1955, in Danville, the son of Harold Frank and Dorothea Anna Stuebe.

Surviving him are two sisters, Mary Pruitt of Danville and Linda Stuebe of Peoria; one niece, Hallie Pruitt; one great-nephew, Bryton Pruitt; and lifelong friend, Lyle Holycross.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents.

He graduated from Danville High School in 1973. Russell was manager at National Foods, worked for Stuebe Printing, Redman Industries in Texas as a foreman, truck driver for J.B. Hunt, owned his own landscaping business and ended his working career at Wright Sims Farms.

Russell loved witnessing and studying the Bible, fishing, bowling, hanging out with his friends and family and especially his great-nephew Bryton, whom he loved playing trains with.

He enjoyed yard work and gardening, riding his motorcycle and helping his neighbors.

A Celebration of Russell’s life will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, a Life Celebration Home, in Danville with Matt Harmless officiating. A visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Gundy Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to The Salvation Army; St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and Carle Foundation Hospital Auxiliary Guest House. Please join Russell’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of him through his tribute wall at

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