Russell D. "Russ" Nuxoll (54) of Effingham


Published on May 4 2012 4:55 pm

Russell D. "Russ" Nuxoll, 54, went to be with the Lord at 7:17 a.m. Friday, May 4, 2012 at his home in Effingham after a long battle with cancer.

Private family services will be held at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorials may be made to Crossroads Cancer Center in Effingham.

Russ was born July 23, 1957 in Effingham, the son of Ray B.W. and Mary (Willenborg) Nuxoll. He married Diana K. Ooton October 22, 2006 in Effingham and she survives. Russ attended St. Clare Catholic Church in Altamont and was the maintenance and groundskeeper for the Effingham Unit 40 School District. He was an avid outdoorsman with a passion for hunting and fishing. Russ also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and had a love for animals.

He is survived by his wife, Diana of Effingham; daughters, Sara (husband David) Boyer of Sullivan, Lynn Griggs of Effingham, Angie (husband Shane) Byers of Mason and Casey (husband Evan) Lee of Poulsbo, Wash.; brothers, George (wife Colleen) of Sigel, Thomas (wife Louise) of Effingham and Raymond J. (wife Jan) of Effingham; sisters, Mary Lynn (husband Ron) Hartke of Teutopolis and Lisa (husband Ron) Blythe of Stewardson; 10 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Russ was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Justice Steele.