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Russell Wayne Rhoades
February 14, 1935 ~ July 7, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Russell Wayne Rhoades, 88, of Hillsboro, passed away on July 7, 2023, at Montgomery County Nursing and Rehab.
He was born on February 14, 1935, in Nokomis to his parents Willie and Nellie Rhoades.
Russell served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War working on aircrafts for the Air Section. After he fixed the aircrafts, he would then have to test flight them. Once Russell was back at home he co-owned and operated Paris Frozen Foods in Hillsboro. He also spent 25 years on the Schram City Village Board, was a member of the Hillsboro School Board, a part of Jaycees, a member of the VFW and American Legion as well as St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.
Russell married Geraldine Hoffstetter on August 2, 1959, and together they had three children.
Surviving is his wife Gerry, children; Wayne Rhoades of Nokomis, son in law Lester Hamlin of Nokomis, Karen (Don) Cornell of Belleville, as well as 5 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Patty Hamlin, one sister Loeva Rhoades Hopper.
Memorials in Russell’s honor may be made out to the Fayco Foundation or St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.
A memorial service will be held Sunday July 16, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Rev. Stefan Munker officiating, visitation will be from 12:00 PM until service time.
A private burial will be held at a later date.
Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com