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Russell Bessler Jr.

April 25, 1959 February 20, 2011
Russell Bessler Jr.
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Obituary for Russell Bessler Jr.

Russell J. “Bear” Bessler Jr. 51, of Bartonville passed away Sunday February 20, 2011 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born April 25, 1959 in Chicago, IL to Russell J. and Dolores Chervenka Bessler Sr. He was preceded in death by his mother and daughter; Katie Elizabeth Bessler. He is survived by his father; Russell Bessler Sr. of Chicago, former wife; Marlene Bessler of Pekin, children; Tanya (Jay) Blanchard, of Toluca, Keith Bessler of Pekin, Kellie (Frank) Dircks of Bartonville, grandchildren; Lauren Dircks and Conner Dircks. He is also survived by his sister; Karen (Glen) Paul of Melrose Park. Russell worked for Keystone Steel & Wire Co. for 11 years. He will be greatly missed and cherished in our hearts forever. Cremation has been accorded and a Celebration of Life will be held Thursday February 24, 2011 from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 101 N. 8

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Street in Pekin.

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