Pauline A. Russ
Age 96 of Joliet, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at Amita Health Saint Joseph Medical Center with her loving family by her side.
Born October 10, 1925 in Joliet, Pauline was a daughter of Joseph and Pauline (Mikulich) Russ. She was raised and educated in Joliet and graduated from Providence High School with the class of 1943. Pauline went on to become an executive secretary for Nalco Chemical Company and dedicated over forty years to the company until retiring. She was a devout Catholic and life-long parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Joliet. Pauline and her sister, Genevieve enjoyed volunteering and helping with the Shepherds Table program through the church. Pauline will be remembered for her selfless acts, generosity and genuine care that she took with friends, family and numerous others. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her sister: Genevieve Russ, and brother: Raymond (Shirley) Russ; nieces and nephews: Maryann Russ, Lois Russ, Robert Russ (Geralynn Rode), Christopher (the late Kathy) Russ, Jerome J. Russ, Suzanne (Michale Rizas) Russ, Daniel (Penny) Russ, Barbara Brownlee, Thomas Russ, Donna (Mark Hayes) Russ-Hayes, Carol (Alexander) Heredia and Michael Russ; great-nieces and nephews: Steven Brownlee, Mandy Hall, Dr. Pamela (Jay Mosses) Brownlee, Jennifer (Adam) McCue, Gregory Russ, Lauren Russ, Hannah Heredia, and Alexis Heredia, and great-great niece and nephew: Mia and Noah Hall.
Pauline is preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Pauline; siblings: Frank (Loretta) Russ, Joseph (Isabelle) Russ, Henry Russ, Mary Russ, Jerry (Donna) Russ, and nephew: Joseph Russ, Jr.
Family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until time of closing prayers beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. The funeral will then process to St. Joseph Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow and Pauline will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Joliet.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made as gifts in Pauline’s memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church.