Richard Russell, 79

Richard Dale Russell, 79, of Montgomery, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at Mala Strana Health Care in New Prague. Visitation was held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, from 9 to 11 a.m. at FaithPoint Lutheran Church in New Prague. Funeral services were also held on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, 11 a.m., also at FaithPoint Lutheran Church in New Prague. 
Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Richard was born on March 28, 1934, in Cokato to Mauritz and Mable (Taylor) Russell. He graduated from Cokato High School, then served in the United States Navy and worked at Munsingwear in Montgomery as a mechanic for 25 years. He also worked at ADC in Le Sueur for 16 years.
He was a member of the American Legion Club in Savage and a past member of the VFW in Montgomery. He enjoyed working, hunting and fishing.
Richard is survived by children Richard Jr. and Lisa Russell of Dayton, Mike Russell of New Prague, Steven and Kathy Russell of Le Sueur, Dave and Heidi Russell of New Prague, Sally Ann and Jeff Simon of New Prague; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; siblings Tom Russell of Cokato, Harry Russell of Cokato, Jim Russell of Coon Rapids, and Lorraine Olson of Coon Rapids.
He is preceded in death by his parents, uncles and aunts.
Arrangements are with Schoenbauer Funeral Home in Montgomery. For more information, call 507-364-7929 or visit

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