Russell Gowin

Funeral services were held Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville for Russell William Gowin.

Mr. Gowin, 43, died June 18 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

He was born September 3, 1975 in Jerseyville, the son of the late William and Esther Pauline (Kessler) Gowin.

He was raised in Jerseyville and rural Kane areas and was a 1993 graduate of Jersey Community High School. He attended Richland Community College in Decatur and graduated with academic honors earning two separate degrees.He began his working career as a technology assistant with the South Central School District in Kinmundy and later took a position with the DeLand Weldon School District as their technology director. He remained there before working with St. Louis Community College and then in 2014, landed his dream job at MacMurray College in Jacksonville as their Network and Systems Administrator until his illness.

Surviving are brothers and sisters, including Kay (Mildred) and Gabe DeFrancisco, Robin (Hildred) Frank and Clark Hildred, all of Jerseyville and many extended family and friends.

Memorials may be made to scholarship funds at either Richland Community College in Decatur or MacMurray College in Jacksonville or to the Gowin family to assist in medical expenses.