Russell Lyle “Russ” Sheese

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Aledo Times Record

Russell Lyle “Russ” Sheese, 82, of Moline, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020, at Centennial Rehab, Moline.  Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Visitation is 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at Wendt Funeral Home, Moline. Family and friends are required to wear masks provided by the funeral home.

Private family graveside services will be held at Aledo Cemetery. Memorials may

be made to the family.

Russell Lyle Sheese was born July 19, 1937 in Buffalo Prairie, IL, the son of Lloyd and Lucille (Summers) Sheese.

After high school, Russ enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Japan. Soon after returning to the U.S. he married the love of his life, Patricia Ranney, at the Aledo United Methodist Church on Sunday, December 7, 1958. He retired from Eagle Warehouse, Milan, IL.

Russ was a member of the Aledo United Methodist Church and later joined Riverside Methodist Church after moving to Moline.

In his youth, he enjoyed playing baseball and basketball. As an adult he enjoyed bowling and golfing with friends. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved making home movies and videos. Russ was a true family man.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patty; children, Melanie (Daryl) Strathdee, Statesboro, GA, Valerie (Clif) Anderson, Bettendorf, IA; grandchildren, Kaylea and Justin Anderson; step-grandchildren, Leah Niles and Emily Strathdee and two step- great-grandsons.

Russ was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Richard “Dick” Sheese, and

LaVon Rannow, and half-brother, Walter “Bud” Davison.

Condolences may be sent to the family at