2017-12-07 / Obituaries

Herbert J. Russell


Herbert J. Russell Herbert J. Russell MANISTIQUE – Herbert J. Russell, 86, of Manistique, Mich., passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at his home in Manistique surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 28, 1931, in Curtis, Mich., the son of Irwin and Jessie (Wheeler) Russell and attended Munising area schools.

He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

On April 9, 1955, he married the former Frances M. Bowles in Bellville, Mich. Frances preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 1993.

Herbert worked various jobs throughout his life including both in automotive manufacturing and as an aircraft rivitter in Ypsilanti, Mich. He was later employed as a heavy equipment operator eventually becoming the owner/proprietor of his own logging company which delivered wood to Mead Paper for the past 35 years.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting and vegetable gardening. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church in Munising, Mich.

Herbert is survived by his loving partner, Katie Putman of Manistique; sons, Rick (Karla) Russell of Germfask, Mich. and Randall (Violet) Russell of Newberry, Mich.; grandchildren, Kurt (Jamie) Russell of Fond du Lac, Wis., Mark (Nicole) Russell of Manistique, Erica

Massey of Engadine,

Mich. and Chris Massey of Savannah, Ga.; greatgrandchildren, Jaron Russell, Mylah Russell, Dawson Massey, Chrissy Massey and Sam Massey; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers, Lester Russell, Howard Russell and Harvey Russell; and his sisters, Pearl Patterson and Ethel Stamper.

Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Messier Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A prayer service followed at 1 p.m., at the funeral home, with Reverend Sandra J. Kolder officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery at Germfask.

Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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