Zuvers, Russell

Written by David Green.

Russell Zuvers, 82, of Morenci, Mich., died Nov. 30, 2010, at Citizens for Quality Care in Morenci.

He was born July 23, 1928, in Morenci, the son of Ruby and Clara (Clark) Zuvers.  He married Helen E. Schoonover on Oct. 25, 1952, in Angola, Ind., and she preceded him in death Jan. 27, 1999.

Russell was a lifelong Morenci area resident.  He was employed at Morenci Rubber Products, retiring after 42 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Morenci American Legion Post #368 and the UAW  local #1154 of Adrian.

Russell is survived by a brother, Gary (and Marsha) Zuvers of Morenci; two nieces, Shirley Vanderpool and Roxie Apger, both of Morenci; three nephews, Jack (and Georgia) Zuvers, Merlin (and Bonnie) Zuvers and Donald (and Beverly) Zuvers, all of Morenci; and several great-nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife, Russell was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Velma Blair, Hazel Breese and Helen M. Zuvers; and a brother, Verlin Zuvers.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci with Pastor Donna Galloway officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is planned from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Wednesday) and from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. 

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