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Russell Anthony “Russ” Weakly

Russell Anthony "Russ" Weakly


Russell Anthony “Russ” Weakly, 67, of Sparta, IL; born on October 28, 1955 in Belleville, IL, the son of Robert and Marian (Gist) Weakly; passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at his daughter’s home.

Russ enjoyed working on old cars and tinkering with different auto parts.  Not only did he enjoy fixing antique cars, but he went to many auto shows.  Russ loved his grandchildren and taking them out to eat for breakfast.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother – Richard Weakly; sister and brother-in-law – Margaret (Fred) Jones.

Russ is survived by three children – Angela Valleroy of Belleville, IL, Ami (John) Havel of Sparta, IL, and Levi Weber of Burkesville, IL; nine grandchildren – Devin Valleroy, Anna Conner, Emma Valleroy, Krista Gant, Anthony Gant, Abigail Gant, Eva Havel, Joseph Havel, and Elsie Havel; four great grandchildren – Hayden Drummond, Charlotte Cutter, Jordan Conner, Aubree Conner, and two on the way; two brothers – Ronald Weakly of Hecker, IL and Raymond (Zoe) Weakly of Waterloo, IL; two sisters – Mary (Richard) Schultheis of Fults, IL and Maureen (Lyn) Doyle of Red Bud, IL; sister-in-law – Teresa Weakly of Red Bud, IL.

Condolences may be left online for the family at

Private services will be held by the family at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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