Russell L. Abraham, 94, of Ingram, passed away on January 16, 2021.\r\n\r\nHe was born, April 30, 1926, in Oak Park, Illinois, to parents, Otto and Viola Abraham. Raised entirely in Elmhurst, Illinois, Russell graduated from Elmhurst High School in June 1944. \r\nLater that summer, he entered military service with the Army and served with distinction in the famous 2nd Armored Division during World War II in Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge and subsequent engagements until the war ended in May 1945. Russell then served another year in the 1st Armored Division of the occupation army until being honorably discharged in mid-1946. \r\n\r\nUpon returning to the Chicago area, Russell went to work for Chicago Title & Trust Company, for whom he worked his entire career of over 42 years. In December 1954, he married Claudette, and they started a family. During the 1960s, thanks to veteran's benefits and his company, Russell went back to school and earned a bachelor's degree in commerce from DePaul University. In 1972, he and the family were transferred to Houston, where he ran the company's operations and served multiple years as an officer of the Texas Land Title Association.\r\n\r\nIn 1978, Russell and the family were again transferred to Atlanta, Georgia, where he served in a regional position with the company. After retiring in late 1988, Russell and Claudette relocated to Ingram, Texas in late 1990, where they have been 30-year residents. \r\n\r\nHe is survived by his wife of 66 years, Claudette Abraham, as well as son, Kurt Abraham and wife, Kelly, and son, Douglas Abraham, and wife Rita. \r\n\r\nGraveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 2 p.m., in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Kerrville.