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Russell L. Zerwekh
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Obituary for Russell L. Zerwekh

PEORIA – Russell L. Zerwekh, 95, of Peoria, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

He was born May 15, 1922, in Peoria to Edward and Maude (Sipes) Zerwekh. Russell married Anna M. Palmieri on December 9, 1945 in Bagnoli, Italy.

He is survived by his wife, Anna; his sons, Joseph (Janis), Robert (Susan), and Russell Jr. (Cindy) Zerwekh; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents; 1 great-grandchild; 2 brothers; and 1 sister.

He graduated from Manual High School in Peoria. Russell served our country in the U.S. Army as a Master Sergeant. He retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Co. in Peoria. Russell enjoyed working in his garden.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria with Pastor Peter Braman. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Saturday, July 22, at the mortuary. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria where military honors will be performed by the U.S. Army.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

Cemetery Details


Resurrection Cemetery & Mausoleum

7519 N. Allen Road
Peoria, IL 61615


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