In memory of
Russell R. Earnst
In memory of
Russell R. Earnst
PEORIA – Russell R. Earnst, 64, Galesburg, died at 5:43 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria. Russell was born Jan. 25, 1956, in Galesburg. He was the son of Harold and Alice (Kauffman) Earnst. Russell married Janet Ziegenhorn on Sept. 18, 1989, in Davenport, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Janet, of Galesburg; children Nishe Forshee, Kristina (Ben) Halfaday, Russell (Angie) Earnst, Erika (Greg Peinado) Ziegenhorn and Minnie Lacock; siblings Donald (Becky) Earnst of Knoxville, Vicky (Tom) Patterson of Pharr, Texas, and Denise (Phillip) Jennings of Knoxville; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Russell was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Edward Coulter; and a brother, Norman Earnst. Russell attended Knoxville schools. He was owner and operator of Apocalypse Heating & Cooling. Russell was an ordained minister. He had a big heart and a loving soul. Russell would give the shirt off his back before he would let someone go without. He was strong-willed, hardworking and fun-loving. Russell was extremely family-oriented. He cherished the time he spent with his family. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. A private family burial of cremated remains will be held at Oakhill Cemetery, Lewistown. Arrangements have been entrusted with Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. Memorials may be donated to the American Cancer Society. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks, social distancing and attendance limitations will be required. Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.hurd-hendricks.com.
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In memory of
Russell R. Earnst
PEORIA – Russell R. Earnst, 64, Galesburg, died at 5:43 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria. Russell was born Jan. 25, 1956, in Galesburg. He was the son of Harold and Alice (Kauffman) Earnst. Russell married Janet Ziegenhorn on Sept. 18, 1989, in Davenport, Iowa. He is survived by his wife, Janet, of Galesburg; children Nishe Forshee, Kristina (Ben) Halfaday, Russell (Angie) Earnst, Erika (Greg Peinado) Ziegenhorn and Minnie Lacock; siblings Donald (Becky) Earnst of Knoxville, Vicky (Tom) Patterson of Pharr, Texas, and Denise (Phillip) Jennings of Knoxville; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Russell was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Edward Coulter; and a brother, Norman Earnst. Russell attended Knoxville schools. He was owner and operator of Apocalypse Heating & Cooling. Russell was an ordained minister. He had a big heart and a loving soul. Russell would give the shirt off his back before he would let someone go without. He was strong-willed, hardworking and fun-loving. Russell was extremely family-oriented. He cherished the time he spent with his family. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. A private family burial of cremated remains will be held at Oakhill Cemetery, Lewistown. Arrangements have been entrusted with Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Knoxville. Memorials may be donated to the American Cancer Society. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, face masks, social distancing and attendance limitations will be required. Expressions of sympathy may be left for the family at www.hurd-hendricks.com.
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Knoxville, IL 61448
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