Age 83 of Mesa, Arizona and formerly of Wilmington and Warrenville, Illinois, passed away April 30, 2020 at Red Mountain Senior Home in Mesa.
Born July 6, 1936 in White Plains, New York, Pauline was a daughter of John Gustav and Theresa (Roberts) Kornbrust. On April 24, 1965, Pauline married Simon “Skip” Russell in Wheaton, Illinois and he preceded her in death in 2006. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Wilmington and belonged to the Eastern Star. Pauline will be remembered for her love of baking.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Lisa Russell and grandson, Griffin Russell, both of Sarasota, Florida and many nieces and nephews from across the country who will miss her. Pauline is also survived by her loyal, four-legged companion, Princess.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents; loving husband, Skip; sister, Ann and brothers: Gus and Kenny.
Private family services will be held with Vicar Kyle Johnson from Grace Lutheran Church in Wilmington officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington, where Pauline will be laid to rest with her late husband, Skip.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Pauline’s memorial page online by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/obituary/Pauline-Russell
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)