Herbert J. Russell

Herbert Russell

MANISTIQUE, MI – Herbert J. Russell, 86, of Manistique, Michigan passed away on November 29, 2017 at his home in Manistique surrounded by his loving family.

He was born January 28, 1931 in Curtis, Michigan 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, Michigan. Frances preceded him in death on December 25, 1993.

Herbert worked various jobs throughout his life including both in automotive manufacturing and as an aircraft riveter in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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, Michigan.

Herbert is survived by his loving partner, Katie Putman of Manistique; sons, Rick (Karla) Russell of Germfask, MI and Randall (Violet) Russell of Newberry, MI; grandchildren, Kurt (Jamie) Russell of Fond du Lac, WI, Mark (Nicole) Russell of Manistique, Erica Massey of Engadine, MI and Chris Massey of Savannah, GA; great-grandchildren, 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 will be held from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A prayer service will follow at 1:00 pm, at the funeral home, with Reverend Sandra J. Kolder officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery at Germfask, Michigan.

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