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Russell Vetter

Aug 2nd, 1953 - Aug 9th, 2022

Celebration of Life: 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora

Memorial Visitation: 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home

Private interment will take place in Mount Vernon Memorial Estates in Lemont. 


      Russell Allen Vetter, age 69, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Tuesday morning, August 9, 2022, at Flora Rehabilitation & Health Care Center.

      He was born August 2, 1953, in Lockport, the son of Earl F. “Bud” and Gertie H. (Palmer) Vetter.

      Russell was a big man in size, but he was also a big man in heart and personality.  He always had a smile and kind word for everyone he met.  Russell was a very special man in his love and friendship and was always there to lend an ear if you needed to talk or a shoulder if you needed to cry.  He loved to cook and was always trying new recipes.  He also enjoyed watching movies, reading, and visiting with friends.

      He is survived by his brother Ronald Vetter of Lockport; a cousin: Laura (Tom) Hale of Louisville, and good friend and caretaker: Chris Stidham.

      He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother: Randy; and an aunt: Lucille Cook.

      A Celebration of Life ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Joe Smith officiating.  Private interment will take place in Mount Vernon Memorial Estates in Lemont.  A memorial visitation will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:  


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lucy eckelberry

August 11th

Russell was a sweet and kind man. i've known for years. He could always bring a smile to your face no matter what you were dealing with. he will be missed.

Mark and Karen Jones

August 11th

Rest in peace Russell thoughts and prayers

Gina Douthit

August 11th

Rest In Peace Mr Vetter. We will take good care of Amelia for you.

Kay Fritch

August 11th

Russell was a delight to deliver meals on wheels to. Always a happy grateful man.

Laura Hale

August 11th

You have always been like a big brother to me. I will truly miss you. Love, your little pest.

Penny Dunn

August 11th

I’m saddened to hear of Russell’s passing. He was very kind and sweet. I’m deeply sorry for your loss.

Don and Deb Williams

August 12th

Tom and Laura, We're so sorry to hear about your cousin's passing. I met him at Wal mart thought he was a very nice person..

Rhesa Eckelberry

August 13th

Sorry for your loss. Russell was a sweet man

Laura Hale

August 17th

Thank you everyone for all the very kind words, thoughts and prayers.

Laura Hale and Ron Vetter

August 18th

A special Thank you to Frank and Bright for making this difficult time much easier and for the lovely flowers and setting they had for Russell.



Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Pat Ridgeway
Jim and Linda Grove
lucy eckelberry and will landreth
Mark &Karen Jones
Mike & Deb McKinney
Tom and Laura Hale
Chuck & Nancy Buchanan
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Margaret Liggett
Joanne Hillderbrand Rogers


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Frank & Bright Funeral Home
and Cremation Services

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Flora, Illinois 62839

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