Karen Ann (Selcke) Russell, a resident of Lindenhurst, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the age of 46.
Karen was born Sept. 15, 1966 in Evanston to Larry Selcke and Marilyn (Lindstrom) Selcke Krystyniak. Karen was a fifth grade teacher at Lake Villa Elementary District 41, Martin Elementary School, a position she loved.
Karen is survived by her beloved husband of 22 years, Rick, her children, Brittany Ann and Anthony Owen; her brothers, Paul (Nancy) Selcke and Larry (Debbie) Selcke, both of Minnasota, step-sister Ladonna (Krystyniak) (Bill) Teeters and step-brother Guy Krystyniak, both of NV. Also surviving are her Lindstrom uncles, Jack of Winnetka, Mike (Linda) of Harvard, and Jim (Sallie), Chris (Terry), and Greg (Ruth), all of WI; her numerous cousins and her many loving nieces and nephews, who enjoyed and are grateful for, her meaningful presence. She was preceded in death by her Mother, her grandparents, Eva and John Lindstrom, Lillian and J. Selcke, and her uncle, Tom Lindstrom.
A visitation is scheduled from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., Sunday, April 7, 2013 at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Resurrection Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013 at St. Gilbert Church, 301 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice. For information, call (847) 223-8122 or go to www.strangfuneral.org.
—Strang Funeral Chapel provided this information.