Russell L. Erckfritz, 85, of Darien, died Aug. 4, 2018, at Burr Oak Manor in Genoa City.

He was born in Ridgefield, Ill., Nov. 16, 1932, to Louis and Mildred (Wilcox) Erckfritz. He proudly served in the U.S. Army. Russell was united in marriage to Virginia Wilday on Nov. 15, 1952, in Darien. He worked for many years at Road Builders of Harvard. Russell was a volunteer with Darien Fire and Rescue for 25 years.

Russell is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia; three daughters, Jean (Dale) Millard, of Darien, Sandy (Don) Edmunds, of Delavan, and Susie Erckfritz, of Darien; two grandchildren, Krista (Rick Mealy) Edmunds, and Trisha (Jason) Pellmann; four great grandchildren, Brionna, Joshua, Ethan and Sienna; and a sister, Louise Hage, of Pensacola, Fla.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Delores Martin; and two brothers, David and Melvin.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday at Monroe Funeral Home, 604 E. Walworth Ave. in Delavan. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, at Monroe Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Darien Cemetery.

Memorials can be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association, SE WI Chapter, 620 S. 76th Street, Suite 160, Milwaukee, WI 53214.


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