- From: Art & Luella Eigsti
We send our sympathy to you Lola and the family was very shocked to read this in the paper this morning. We send our love and prayers, Art & Luella Eigsti
- From: Jamie Leason
Lola, Linda, & family
Thoughts and prayers to all of you during this difficult time. Sorry for your loss.
- From: Trudy & Brent Blunier
Linda,Lola & Family-thinking & praying for each if you in this difficult time. Our hearts go out to you!
Trudy(Zimmerman) & Brent Blunier
- From: Stacey Sparks
Lola and Family-Words cannot express my sadness in the loss of Russ. He became my friend the minute I stepped on the EC campus. His love, dedication and generosity to myself and the softball team will never be forgotten and he will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Coach Sparks and the entire Red Devil Softball Team
- From: Joyce Hohulin
Location:Sun City, AZ
I was so shocked to hear of your dad's passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
- From: Chris and Rhonda Wetzler
Our hearts go out to your entire family. We are praying for you during this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.
- From: Taren Martin
Location:Eureka College Women's Basketball
May God be with you and your family during this time. Our team adores you and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you all very much!
- From: Kim Holdenrid
Lola and Family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Russ and Lola, were my home away from home when I played basketball at EC and ever since as we sat at Home EC games together. Russ, loved his family, he loved sports, and he loved Eureka. I owe my job and many accomplishments to Russ and his constant encouragement. I will never forget the many meals and flowers, I received from Russ and Lola during my basketball days at EC. He is a part of my life I will never forget. Much love forever and always!!
- From: Betsy Bladel
Location:Eureka College-Center for Lifelong Learning
Lola and family,Thinking of you at this difficult time.I am so sorry for your loss.
- From: Holly Rocke
I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
- From: Kanaka and Tilaka Kumara
Lola and family, Please accept our sympathy. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.
- From: Peg and Mike Toliver
Lola, Sherry, Katie, Linda and families --
We're sending our sympathies from Florida. Such sad news of loss. We are holding you in our hearts at this very difficult time. Russ will be deeply missed in the Eureka community. His devotion to family and friends, to EC and the area athletic programs, his humor and playfulness made him such a special person.
We're sending hugs across the miles.
Peg and Mike and Colleen
- From: Jodi Bearce
I AM SO SORRY FOR ALL OF YOU. YOU HAD A GREAT, LOVING, FUNNY AND KIND DAD AND HUSBAND. HE ALWAYS MADE ME LAUGH AND WHAT A JOKE-STER. HE ALSO ALWAYS GAVE GREAT HUGS. HE CHEERED US ON, ENCOURAGED WHEN WE NEEDED A BOOST AND WORK HARDER THEN MOST MEN I KNOW. LOSS IS SO HARD ESPECIALLY SO YOUNG. I AM SURE HE HAS BEEN FLYING HIGH OVER THE BERKSHIRE MOUNTAINS AND LOVING YOU ALL FROM A NEW HOME NOW. PLEASE KNOW THAT MY LOVE AND PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU RIGHT NOW. MANY BLESSINGS FOR YOU AND FOR THE DIFFICULT MOMENTS AHEAD. GOD BLESS.
- From: Rhea Edge
Dear Lola and Family,
Sending you sincerest wishes of comfort at this difficult time. We are all so very sorry for your loss.
- From: Pam (LaMar) Baldwin
Lola and family, my deepest sympathy to all of you. I am so very sorry and praying for God to comfort you all.
- From: Clay and Jennifer Witham
Lola and Family,
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Please know our prayers are with you. May God grant you peace and rest.
Jennifer Witham-Linds Family: Clay (brother) and Jennifer Witham
- From: Benjamin & Rachel Miller
Lola & Family - We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. We both love you and are keeping you in our prayers.
- From: Joan Glowacki
Dear Lola, Sherry, Katy and Linda,
My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family during this difficult time in your lives.
- From: Paul & Theresa McHenry
Lola and Sherry and families, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and father. Please know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers today and in the days to come.
- From: Bonnie Vozar
We all send our sympathy to Lola, Katy, Sherry and Linda and their families. During this time find comfort in each other and knowing that Russ (Dad) will always be in your hearts and will live on in your children through the stories you will tell.
We love you. Bonnie, Rich, Stephen & Jessie
- From: Erin Bline
Lola and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sending love, Erin
- From: Andrew Taylor
Lola & Family - I'm sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts go out to you.
- From: Jami Larson-Geirnaeirt
What a great Man and Eureka Icon who touched many generations of EC and EHS alums and the Eureka community as a whole. I don't think I have ever met a more generous and caring person. We are all blessed to have known him, and to know him was to love him. God bless you all in this time of such great loss. Our loss is heaven's gain, and we will see him again someday.
- From: Bill/Linda Pearce
Lola&Family-A true friend has left a gap in my life and all of those who Russ made contact with. The Lord must be building a new road and only wanted the very best help. Russ-make sure the road is completed for the rest of us will soon be traveling to join you. Will miss you more than I can express.
- From: Mark Kroeger
Location:Elmhurst-Chicago Stone Company- Elmhurst
Dear Lola,Sherry,Katy and Linda,
My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your husband/father. I knew Russ from the IAAP and PIE committee. His enthusiasm for our industry inspired me. It was always a pleasure to be around Russ. He always made everyone feel welcome and appreciated. Russ will be sorrily missed by anyone that knew him. As sad a moment as this is, I can't help but smile, as I know Russ is smiling back.
- From: Nancy Geoffrion-Paolillo
Dear Brielman Family,
We are so very sad to learn of Russell's passing and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I have such good memories of Russell.....his big smile and positive personality. I always thought he looked a lot like my Dad, George......so handsome! We send you hugs and love, Nancy Geoffrion-Paolillo and Len Paolillo
- From: Tracy Heffren
Lola and Sherry, We were saddened to hear of the loss of Russ. He was always such a supportive fan of girls athletics. Remember all the wonderful memories you have of him and his amazing smile! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers
Thad, Tracy, Courtney, Trevor and Tyler Heffren
- From: Lawrence Gravel, Inc. Kim, Virgil,Everett
Location:west Union, IL
Lola & family:
So sad to hear of the loss of Russ. We will miss his smile & great personality! Always looked forward to seeing Russ @ smoke school & Iaap functions.
Our thoughts are with you and your family.
- From: Debbie Rossnagel
Location:Plumas, Manitoba, Canada
Our sympathy goes out to you Lola and your family, Shocked to hear the news. Sorry for your loss.
Lorne and Debbie (Blair) Rossnagel and family
- From: Deb and Connor Steffen
We are so sad to hear about your loss and our love and prayers go with you. We will surely miss him at Cody's baseball games. How a season changes!
- From: Denise
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your love one. When the enemy death strikes our grief can be great. It is at times like this that we need comfort and support whether we are acquainted or not. May you rely on the 'Father of tender mercies, the God of all Comfort who comforts us in all our tribulations.' Please know that your dearly beloved one will not be forgotten by you or our Heavenly Father, for He has promised to bring about the 'resurrection'.~Acts 24:15, Revelation 21:3, 4.
- From: Debbie Frank
So sorry to read of Russ's passing. I first got to know him when my Dad ( Curt Hodel) and him played Church softball. Heaven has a new rose in its garden today. May God wrap you in his loving arms and give you comfort during this time.
- From: Chris Onnen
Lola and Family,
So very sorry to hear of your loss. My heart aches for all of you and I pray for the Lord to bless you with comfort, strength and peace. God Bless you, Kenny & Chris Onnen
- From: Joanne Barton
Dear Brielman Family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Russell. Any loss is life changing. Please know you will all be in my thoughts and prayers, as will Russell. I am sincerely, Joanne Barton