Eureka - Russell W. Brielman, 66, of Eureka, died at 10:53 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Advocate Eureka Hospital.


Eureka - Russell W. Brielman, 66, of Eureka, died at 10:53 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at Advocate Eureka Hospital.

Born on Nov. 21, 1945, in Pittsfield, Mass., to Marie Geoffrion and Dr. Winthrop Brielman, he married Lola Collen on July 20, 1969, in Naperville. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Sherry (Ken) Silverthorn of Eureka; Katy (Bob) Harvey of Hoffman Estates; Linda Brielman (Josh Mayotte) of Secor; three sisters, Joan (Hubert) Lyng of Pittsfield; Elaine Derboven of Springvale, Maine; Rose Marie (Larry) Ryan of Lebanon, Maine; one brother, Christopher (Corliss) Brielman of Pittsfield; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Russell graduated from Darrow School in New Lebanon, N.Y., and from Eureka College.

An Army veteran, Russell served his country during the Vietnam War.

He worked as an operating engineer and aggregate material supervisor in the aggregate business throughout Central Illinois. He was instrumental in the development of using recycled concrete and asphalt and was a founding member of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers.

Russell was very active in the Eureka community athletic programs where he volunteered his services to Eureka College and Eureka Youth Sports. He was a member of the Eureka Sportsmen’s Club and Eureka College E-Tribe.

He was a member of the Eureka Christian Church where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26. Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 4-8 p.m. at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery where military rites will be accorded.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka College Athletic Department, Eureka High School Athletic Department or the Darrow School. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.