Russ Winkler's wake is this Saturday, December 29th at Pedersen Ryberg Funeral Home 435 North York Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 834-1133, from 3 pm until 5 pm. Please feel free to honor Russ by wearing a Blackhawks Jersey, as he couldn't wait for the lockout to be over. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers if you could please make a monetary donation to help pay for the services. An account has been opened at US Bank. Anyone can go to a U.S Bank location and let the teller know they want to donate to the Russell Winkler Memorial Fund. Thank you everyone!
A perfect way to honor our friend as many of our friendships began here. For those interested in organizing a memorial for Russ, please leave word here. Thanks.
From Mike Hess: UPDATE for Russ Winkler - Copies of this flier have been given to Elmhurst PD and Bensenville Fire Protection District (Russ lives in Bensenville). The Sergeant at Elmhurst PD said that Russ is officially in the state-wide data base, and copies of the flier will be made and information will be passed on during roll call. David Dinkelman and I combed Cricket Creek Woods along Salt Creek from North Ave. to Fullerton, which is just south of where Russ' phone last received a text message around 0300 hours Saturday morning. Please continue to keep Russ and his family in your prayers. We need to bring him home
As of an hour ago, Steve Murphy, Tony Kochevar and Eric Vargas are all searching for him now over along the trail on the west side of 83 from North Ave to Lake Street. Michael Hess is also handing out flyers.
I'm trying to cut and paste everyone's recent locations but not able to. Anyone out looking PLEASE post your current location. I will next post locations that were covered last night. Thank you!
This is Russ Winkler. He has been missing since Friday night/Saturday morning. Last seen leaving Mack's Golden Pheasant in Elmhurst on foot (83 and North Ave.) Last cell "ping" at Villa and Lake St. In Addison @ 3:00 am. Any info about his whereabouts please contact Elmhurst Police