Linda K. Russell, age 64, of McHenry, passed Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at her home. She was born March 15, 1949 in Melvin, IA to Andrew and Jenny (Verhoef) Siedsma.
Formerly of Des Plaines, Linda was a resident of McHenry for the past 15 years. She enjoyed a 40 year career as a bookkeeper for auto dealerships, most recently at Pauly Toyota and formerly at Barrington Volvo for 15 years.
A loving mother, grandmother, and sister, she enjoyed her independence and visits to her extended family. Most of all, Linda loved being a grandmother and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Denny Russell of Wauconda and Randy (Kimberly) Russell of McHenry; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Terrence, Leeland, Mason, Reagan, Kaehler, and Hunter; brothers and sisters, Andy (the late Rita) Siedsma of Janesville, WI, Joann McHolland of Issaquah, WA, Norma (Arlo) Siegersma, Nampa, Idaho, Earl (Judy) Siedsma of Bruce, Wis, Laura (the late Jim) Oldenkamp of Sibley, IA, and Richard (Charlotte) Siedsma of Summersville, Missouri as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother John (Louise) Siedsma, Paul Siedsma and many half brothers and sisters.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. followed by the memorial service; Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, her family suggests memorials to the Les Turner Foundation, 5550 W. Touhy Avenue, Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077.
For further information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.