Elaine W. Russell, 87, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at 2:40 p.m. in Franciscan Health - Michigan City.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 818 Franklin St., Michigan City, Indiana, with Pastor Mark Reshan officiating. Private burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, Indiana, is handling arrangements.
She was born Dec. 21, 1930, in Michigan City, Indiana, to the late Joseph and Helen (Hanyzewski) Piotrowski. On Nov. 30, 1995, in Michigan City, Indiana, she married Robert "Butch" Russell who preceded her on Oct. 20, 2011.
Surviving are two daughters, Sharon Lane of Michigan City, Indiana, Katherine (Allan) Hale of La Porte, Indiana; four sons, Richard Hill, II of Valparaiso, Indiana, James (Marcia) Hill of Michigan City, Indiana, Gary (Sylvia) Hall of St. Joseph, Michigan and Brett (Michelle) Hendrix of Hobart, Indiana; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Alice Phillips of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Clara Ann Sischo of the Pines, Indiana.
She was also preceded in death by her grandson; and two sisters, Dolores Eldridge and Adeline Gebbink.
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Door Prairie Painters. Elaine enjoyed tole painting.
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