Russell Robert Souza, 80, of Danville passed away August 14, 2019 after a short stay in the hospital fighting an infection. He was born on November 27, 1938 in Rock Island, IL, the son of Clifford & Hallie (Jones) Souza. He was married to Margie Albertson in 1957, she survives.
He is also survived by; his sons, Jimmie (Debbie) Souza of Plainfield, Michael (Becky) Souza & Keith (Jennifer) Souza both of Danville; his grandchildren, Jennifer (Matt) Biemick, Michael Lee (Caitlin) Souza & Truce Souza; great-grandchildren, Jasper & Lila Souza. Also surviving are his siblings; Richard (Patsy) Souza, Shirley (Dennis) Stropes, Sonja (Tom) Edwards, Johnny Souza, Cliff Souza. He was proceeded in death by his sister Betty (Glenn) Smithson and his parents.
Russ worked for 32 years at Western-Southern Life, serving as an agent & manager before retiring in 1994. He was a member of Chartered Life Underwriters. He made many friends in his business and helping protect families is what he loved. He was a member of Immanuel Luther Church, serving as an elder. He was a staple in the Holiday Hills neighborhood serving as the association’s president. He loved to winter in Florida and will miss his friends there. Russ loved a bargain and his family loved to joke with him about him getting a deal. His partner in the game of life was Margie and they did everything together. They raised three wonderful & successful children in their home on Eastview. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather & great-grandfather & friend and he will be deeply missed.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, Illinois 61834. Officiating will be Pastor Philip Callahan. Visitation will be held just prior to the service from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
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