MONROE/BRODHEAD - Jill Ann Russo, age 45, of Monroe, formerly of Brodhead, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the U.W. Hospital, Madison, WI. She was born on March 23,1969 in Monroe, WI, the daughter of Dale and Nancy (Thompson) Bakke. She married James Russo Jr. on April 28, 1998.
Jill graduated from Brodhead High School in 1987. She worked at daycare centers in Green Bay, Janesville, and Rainbow Daycare of Monroe. She was a member of the YMCA of Monroe.
She is survived by her husband James Jr; daughters, Alisa and Kasi; parents, Dale and Nancy Bakke, Brodhead; a sister, Jodi (Kevin) Yeakey, and their children, Brandon (Crystal) Fulton, their son Nathaniel, Justin and Jordyn Fulton, all of Houston, TX; in-laws, James and Pamela Russo Sr., Monroe; a brother-in-law, Vincent (Pamela) Russo and their children, Vanina and Nolan, Sauk City, WI; sisters-in-law, Rose Russo, Iowa City, IA, Sandy Russo, Lancaster, WI; and her dog Princess.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 25, 2014, at the D.L. NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, BRODHEAD, WI, with Rev. Mae Jean Zelle officiating Burial will be in Luther Valley Cemetery, rural Beloit, WI. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.dlnewcomerfuneralhome.com.