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Marion "Russ" Russell Maston
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Obituary for Marion "Russ" Russell Maston

Marion Russell Maston, 96, of East Peoria, IL, passed away at 2:02 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018, at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria.

He was born on March 25, 1921, in Peoria to Arthur and Anna (Vanderheiden) Maston. He married Mildred E. Green in Peoria on June 29, 1941. She preceded him in death on July 13, 1998. He later married Grace “Anne” Kurth, and she preceded him in death on February 15, 2014.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Annabelle, and a brother, Omar.
He is survived by his son Mark (Patricia) Maston of East Peoria, grandsons Jeff (Janet) and Greg
(Trinity)Maston, and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are Anne’s children, Eric, Wayne (Sharon), Mark (Diane), Herman (Judy) Kurth, and Jane (Rick) Weissing, and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Known as “Russ” to all, he served during World War II in the South Pacific with the Army Corps of Engineers. He worked in the automotive parts departments of Peoria Electric Appliance and Nichols Auto Electric. After his retirement he enjoyed doing home repairs for others.

He loved to fish and camp, but most of all he loved serving the Lord, especially at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. He taught Sunday School and Boys Brigade for many years. He and Mildred also enjoyed singing in the sanctuary choir. During the years since his retirement he loved working with the Monday Morning Work Fellowship group at his church.

He was a long-time member of Grace Presbyterian Church where services will be held this Friday, January 26, at 11:00 am with Pastor John Hopwood officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois.
The family would like to thank the Spoon River Home Health Service aides for the excellent care that they provided for Russ while he lived at Riverview Retirement Center.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

26

Jan

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Grace Prebyterian Church

8607 N. St. Rt. 91
PEORIA, IL 61615

Service

Friday

26

Jan

11:00 AM
Grace Prebyterian Church

8607 N. St. Rt. 91
PEORIA, IL 61615

Cemetery Details

Location

Lutheran Cemetery

914 S. Pleasant Street
Peoria, IL 61604


Memorial Contribution

Grace Prebyterian Church

8607 N. St. Rt. 91
PEORIA, IL 61615
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