Russell, Weldon

Written by David Green.


Weldon Reed Russell, 87, of Manitou Beach, Mich., died July 20, 2013, at Provincial House in Adrian, Mich. 

He was born March 4, 1926, in Gorham Township, Ohio, to William and Gertrude (Crane) Russell. On Sept. 30, 1950, in Angola, Ind., he married Imo Tucker and she survives.

Weldon lived most of his life in the Morenci, Mich., area, moving to Manitou Beach in 2010.  He was formerly employed at Bohn Aluminum in Adrian from where he retired in 1990. Weldon was a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II, serving from December 1943 through May 1946. He loved the bus trips with Ollie and Ken, and enjoyed playing cards and for 30 years going fishing in Canada.

In addition to his wife, Weldon is survived by a daughter, Michele (and Tom) McKnight of Manitou Beach; two sons, Allen (and Julie) Russell of Brooklyn, Mich., and Mark (and Maribeth) Russell of Chicago, Ill.; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Weldon was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wayne Russell; and a half sister, Leona Russell.

Following Weldon's request, there will be a private graveside service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci at a later date.

Funeral arrangements were through the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.  


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