Robert D. "Bobby" Russell, 78, of Lowell

Robert D. “Bobby” Russell, 78, of Lowell, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023 at Southlake Methodist Hospital in Merrillville. 


He was born on June 21, 1944 to the late John W. and Lois J. [Roderick] Russell.  Bobby graduated from Highland High School in 1962.  He was retired from Ford Motor Co. in Chicago Heights, IN where he had worked for nearly 30 years. 


Bobby enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing, and tinkering on motors of all kinds.  He especially enjoyed having an ice cold beer.  Bobby was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.


He is survived by:

Gina L. Russell, Winamac, IN Daughter

Greg S. (Teri) Russell, Northwood, OH Son

Tara (Jesse) Elliott, Winamac, IN Granddaughter

Robert Quinn, Winamac, IN Grandson

Benjamin (Amanda) Rigg, Chugiak, AK Grandson

Emily Luecht, Winamac, IN Granddaughter

Kailey Russell, Northwood, OH Granddaughter

Kassie Russell, Northwood, OH Granddaughter

Scott Russell, Northwood, OH Grandson

11 Great Grandchildren: Brant, Nolyn, Nevin, Kennedy, Vanessa, Joey, Mikey, Sy, Sutton, Meadow, and Kearli

Sandra (Bob) Bannister, Camby, IN Sister

Terri Russell, Kingsford Heights, IN Sister

Joann (Gary) Harveth, Griffith, IN Sister

Laura (Mike) Guistolisi, Griffith, IN Sister

Many Nieces and Nephews

Karen L. Russell, Winamac, IN Former Spouse


Preceded in death by:

John W. and Lois J. [Roderick] Russell, Parents


Visitation will be from 3-5 PM EST Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Riley Hospital Foundation.

Online Tributes may be offered at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.