Russell  Downhour


Russell Downhour, 91, Bourbonnais, Illinois, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Miami, Indiana, the son of Russell E. and Vesta Childers Downhour. Russell married Virginia Lee Bond on April 7, 1951.
He is survived by his wife Virginia Downhour, Bourbonnais; two sons, Kevin Downhour, Cottonwood Heights, Utah, and Paul (Diane) Downhour, Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter, Susan Stukenborg (Bill Williston), Traverse City, Michigan; two sisters, Jean Simpson, Greentown, Indiana, and Jane Hostetler, Alexandria, Indiana; and two grandchildren, Anne Downhour and Zoe Downhour.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son-in-law, John Stukenborg.
Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Schreffler Funeral Home, Kankakee. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, also at Schreffler Funeral Home, with additional visitation one hour prior. Burial is at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to Asbury United Methodist Church or donor's choice. Sign the guestbook at
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Published on February 8, 2019
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