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John Russert

Obituary of John F Russert

John F. Russert, Jr., 75, of Libertyville, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2019 at his home after being treated for multiple myeloma for fourteen months. He was surrounded by his loving family.  John was born on August 24, 1943 in Sheboygan, WI, the son of the late John Sr. and Gwenyth (Geiselman) Russert.   

John received his BS degree in business from St. Norbert College, DePere, WI.  Following college, he served as a Captain for the US Army Transportation Corp. in Germany.  After his discharge, John enjoyed a career in various corporate Human Resource positions followed by positions in executive outplacement and career management.  He was a member of St. Joseph Parish, Libertyville where he served as president of the Parish Council and was Co-founder of the St. Joseph Employment Ministry.

John was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, beginning during the “Lombardi Era” while he was a college student.  He enjoyed fishing with family and friends, especially on Lake Namakagon, Cable WI.  John loved all aspects of photography including creating photo books of his family, friends and travel.  John was a devoted family man and his love for creating memories and traditions leaves a legacy to his family.

John will long be remembered for his integrity, his devotion to his Catholic faith, and his commitment to leading employees in their pursuit of their employment goals.

John is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen (nee Hubbell) of 50 years on June 14, 2019, his loving children Mary (Jason) LaHam, Michael (Jan) Russert, Mark (Randi) Russert and Megan (Nathan) Jansen.  He was the proud grandfather of Tyler LaHam, Elizabeth, Everett and Ethan Russert, Reeve Russert and Leo and Nolan Jansen, the dearest brother of Julia (John) Helf, and dear brother-in-law and uncle to many.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Mass will be 9:30AM Sat. April 13 at St. Joseph Church, 121 East Maple, Libertyville. Private interment at St. Joseph Cemetery, Edgerton, WI. Visitation Friday April 12th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 101 Park Place (Rt 176, 1 Blk East of Rt 21) Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to St. Joseph Parish, Libertyville, to St. Norbert College, 100 Grant St.
De Pere, WI 54115  or to Northwestern Memorial Foundation Lake Forest Hospital Oncology, 1000 North Westmoreland Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045 would be greatly appreciated. Funeral info 847-362-2626 sign guest book at

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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 12, 2019
McMurrough Funeral Chapel
101 Park Place
Libertyville, Illinois, United States

Funeral Mass

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Saint Joseph Catholic Church
121 E. Maple Ave
Libertyville, Illinois, United States