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Russell Thompson

Russell Thompson

Friday, April 26th, 2019
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Russell S. Thompson "The Commish"; loving brother of Janet (the late Karl) Ohlson, Glenda (John) Travelstead and Jim (Pam) Thompson; proud uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews; dear godfather of several.

Visitation Sunday, May 5th 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Countryside Funeral Home & Crematory, 950 South Bartlett Rd., (at Stearns Rd.) Bartlett. Funeral Monday 11:00 a.m., burial Tuesday, May 7th, 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421.

630-289-7575 or www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, May 5th, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
    Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Bartlett
    950 South Bartlett Road
    Bartlett, IL 60103
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, May 6th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Monday, May 6th, 2019 11:00am
    Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, Bartlett
    950 South Bartlett Road
    Bartlett, IL 60103
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
    Address Not Available


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Mitchell Fernald

Posted at 09:45am
I was and still am a member of the hood. My hood name is Beetle. I am the only member to resign from the hood. Put it in writing on a bar napkin at Otto's. Commish was leveling a fine on me for insubordination. So I resigned instead of paying the fine. Well, it still cost me a 30 pack of Old Style to get remitted back into the hood. Going to miss that benevolent dictator.

Mike Hanrahan

Posted at 07:54pm
Rest my friend.
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Dave Quas

Posted at 11:02am
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Commish was my friend and we had many great conversations together at our favorite Pub.
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Love, Phil and Pam

Posted at 07:20pm
A long time loyal and dear friend, we could not have picked a better Godfather for our daughter Sara. You are dearly missed.
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Anna Moran-Eden

Posted at 03:08pm
Fond memories of Russ conspiring with me to play pranks on his friends at Night Court. His Tin Man costume one Halloween which inhibited him from bending his arm so I had to pour the beer down his throat every 5 minutes as I made my rounds. Babysitting our 10 year old son and teaching him to play “Ship, Captain, Crew” ... and loosing to him! Monthly poker games at my house while he needled me and my sister-in-law for using the cheat sheet to play and still managed to beat him. Installing tile at our house; his fee, a home cooked meal and all the leftovers. Teaching me and my older son how to set tile and use a wet saw. Hanging out with Russ and Sarge while he paid our son to cut his grass using his ride-on mower which we know he loved to ride. And the countless times he had my back in dangerous situations at the bar. After my husband, he was my best friend.

Glenda Travelstead Posted at 03:49pm

Oh Anna! Thanks so much for sharing these sweet memories, you were s very dear friend to him!

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