Russell Lindow

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Russell C. Lindow, 96, of Troy, IL, born January 4, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died March 25, 2022, at Silver Creek Assisted Living, Mascoutah, IL.

Mr. Lindow was an insurance salesman and retired from Prudential. He was a United States Army veteran. Russell enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara Jane Lindow, nee Bedel; a son, Mark Lindow; his parents, Carl and Matilda, nee Stetzner, Lindow; a great-grandson, Andrew; and two sisters, Rita (Jim) Saia and Dorothy (Cletus) Schlorman.

He is survived by a son, Steve (Mary) Lindow of Denver, CO, and their children, Joel (Angela) Lindow and Timothy (Elizabeth) Lindow; a daughter-in-law, Judi Lindow, and her children, Kendra (Andy) Garnto, Mark II (Cassie) Lindow, Kariann (Rodney) Oller, Todd (Kelly) Lindow, Natalie (Gordon) McFarland, Eric (Sarah) Lindow, Chad (Lindsay) Lindow, Cory (Kate) Lindow, 33 great-grandchildren, Zachary, Jarrod, Meta, Nina, McKenzie, Devin, Nicole, Brooke, Hayley, Sarah, Connor, Jacob, Nicholas, Todd, Laurie, Jordan, Wyatt, Anna, Eloise, Paige, Ella, Gwendelyn, Renley, Cullen, Ashleigh, Addison, Aaron, Austin, James, Presley, Abigail Isaac and Felix; five great-great-grandchildren, Brendin, Keylee, Cole, Braylon and Asher; and nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral:  A funeral procession will leave at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2022, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 9:30 a.m. graveside service with military honors at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.



17 Comments on Russell Lindow

Harry Simpson said : Guest Report May 08, 2023 at 12:51 PM

Rest Russell, until you hear at dawn, the low, clear reveille of God. Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army, WWII.

  • Buckeye
  • Arizona
Mike and Cindy said : Guest Report Jul 03, 2022 at 10:16 AM

Mark and Mary although we don’t connect on Facebook any longer we still hold you up in memory and prayer. We remember the difficulty for your parents surrounding the Covid explosion and wish you comfort now the both are with our loving Heavenly Father. We will someday meet you the same way. Blessings. Mike and Cindy Kelly

  • West Des Moines
  • Iowa
Steve Lindow said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2022 at 4:56 PM

Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. My younger brother, Mark passed suddenly November 2017. My mother died during Covid restrictions on December 6, 2020. That day was annually celebrated by our family- St. Nicholas Day. How our family loved the Christmas season. We could not celebrate her life and give her a proper burial. Mom was in a nursing home and not coherent to know my brother passed before her. I can only imagine the scene in heaven when she arrived - “Mark! What are you doing here?” She and Dad always wanted to be buried together. He didn’t know we had to cremate her. God answers prayers! Mom’s urn was placed in Dad’s arms in the casket. The VA service gave them both a 21 gun solute and honored me with the flag draped over their coffin. Dad, Mom & Mark are cheering all we who remain to live our lives according to the magnificent gift if eternal life which starts on earth. I will forever preach of the glorious message of salvation through Jesus our Savior. ❤️ Be blessed, my family. We’ll soon follow after.

  • Thornton
  • CO
Bob Loehr, ACHS '66' said : Guest Report Mar 30, 2022 at 5:56 PM

Steve, sorry to hear about your father. I remember your father and mother from grade school days. May God bless.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Ann Wachtel and Mary Jo Riley, the Bedell sisters said : Guest Report Mar 30, 2022 at 8:39 AM

Mary Jo and I were sad to see the loss of your dad and grandfather, he was a remarkable man. We know he and Bobbie are together with all their siblings and in-laws, he was the last of the great generation in our family. We have many great memories of family gatherings on Park Avenue, the train layout Russ put out every year was amazing, Bobby’s desserts and cookies were great and the house was always decorated. Your grandparents loved your children and were so proud of them, we enjoyed hearing about them in their early years. Cherish your memories. God Bless, Mary Jo and Ann

  • Belleville
  • IL
Marilyn (Ernst) Buehlhorn said : Guest Report Mar 30, 2022 at 6:24 AM

Steve, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you. I know your Mom & Dad are enjoying heaven together.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Gary Blome said : Guest Report Mar 29, 2022 at 9:45 AM

Steve, I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Please accept my condolences. You are in my prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
ROSE & ED WOTTOWA said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2022 at 5:19 PM

Sorry, we will not be able to attend. Our deepest sympathy. cousins, Ed & Rose Wottowa

  • Belleville
  • Il
Sandra Leroy GLUECK said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2022 at 11:10 AM

so sorry Russ he lived a long life. see Barb preceded him, Russ and Mark has sold me Ins.Istill have thanks to Russ. Barb was my customer and Sylvia beauyh shop 626 Mascouthan ave. they lived behind me . I also did business with with Mark. the greatest people ever. my name is sandy he always called me candy. greatest family. sandy and Leroy Glueck.

  • ofallon.
  • IL.
Joel Lindow said : Guest Report Mar 28, 2022 at 7:12 AM

Grandpa, All of my warmest memories are of time with you. We saw so little of each other over the years, but every moment we did get to see each other was magic. Your songs, your nicknames, your stories... they’re part of me and I’m so grateful for that. You were a wonderful man and I’ll never forget it. I’ll always regret that we didn’t have more time together. I’m happy that you are no longer lonely or living with sickness. I’m glad you fought the good fight and have finished the race without ever losing faith. I’m so happy you are back with Grandma again and I can’t wait to see you again some day when I too reach the end of my journey. You were a true blessing in my life. Rest in complete and total peace. I love you.

  • Jefferson City
  • Tennessee
Mary Lindow said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2022 at 6:43 PM

We have such great gratitude for all of the care that both Russell and Bobbie received from loving nieces, our Sister in law Judi, nephews, And their own grandchildren, during the Covid lockdowns as well as the current adjustments in hospital for Russell tabs a new nursing facility. He was loved and clean and had the best medical care possible as well, as now receiving full military honors and respect for his service in his burial. Bobbie his wife was cremated during COVID-19 due to restrictive funeral measures as well as burial requirements. She will be placed in Russell’s arms and they will be buried together. They had always wanted to go to heaven together. This is the last final act of love from the family, as well as showing military respect for a veteran who fought for our freedoms. We are so happy Russell is no longer in pain and is now safely home with his wife, with his son Mark, and above all with Jesus His Savior whom he loves.

  • Denver
  • CO
Jan (Saia) Richards said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2022 at 3:20 PM

Dear family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of Uncle Russ (my godfather). May he Rest In Peace with his beloved wife Bobby. May you find peace and joy in your memories. I’m smiling now remembering all the pranks he pulled off, especially the stinky cheese one! And then there was the box of kittens left on the porch. I so enjoyed the extended family gatherings and listening to him play his accordion. His laughter was infectious. I was his Janny Wanny. Holding him and Bobby dearly in my heart.

  • OFallon
  • IL
Carolyn Harris said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2022 at 9:28 AM

Prayers and condolences to the family I pray that God gives you comfort and strength to endure

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Bill and Pat Biehl said : Guest Report Mar 27, 2022 at 6:50 AM

We were sorry to here of Russel's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Diane Nicks Sawyer said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2022 at 9:24 PM

I was sorry to hear of Russ’ death. He was always so nice to me when I worked at Prudential. I will always treasure our friendship. May God provide you comfort during this sad time. My condolences, Dede Nicks Sawyer

  • Yuma
  • Colorado
Cathy Knight said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2022 at 8:12 PM

Dear family, Uncle Russ and Aunt Bobby were such sweet persons. We have so many wonderful memories of our times together. What a legacy they left for all of us. Hugs to all of you. Cathy Knight

  • Lake Zurich
  • Illinois
Jeanne West said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2022 at 3:11 PM

Dear family, So sorry to hear about Uncle Russ. I have such fond memories of growing up with our extended family. May you have peace that he had a long wonderful life. Please know I am thinking if all of you.

  • Brookfield
  • WI

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