John "Jack" A. (1931 - 2005)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Russell, White, Ward, Purvis, Szarzynski, Amon, Wedge, Russel
----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) January 26, 2005
Russell, John "Jack" A. (January 24, 1931 - January 22, 2005)
John A. "Jack" Russell, age 73, of Hatfield, died unexpectedly, Saturday, January 22, 2005 at his home.
Jack was born on Jan. 24, 1931 at Port Huron, MI, to Thomas and Viola (White) Russell. He was raised in Marysville, MI.
Jack served with the U. S. Army from 1949-1951 and was stationed in Korea.
He married the former Shirley Ward on July 24, 1954 in Michigan. The couple first lived in Saint Clair, MI, before moving to Milwaukee and then Greenfield. Shirley Russell died in 1976.
Jack was an iron worker and had been employed by various con tractors. In 1968, he founded his own company - Green-field Erecting, Inc. After retiring, he settled in Hatfield, in 1990.
Jack was mechanically gifted and enjoyed tinkering, inventing, and building various mechanical machines. He was fond of reading, particularly history, and also Popular Mechanics and Time magazines.
Survivors include a son, Brian (Sandy) Russell, of Delafield; two daughters, Kathy (Rob ) Purvis, of Katonah, NY, and Lori (Jerry) Szarzynski, of Greenfield; nine grandchildren, Heather and Bradley Russell; Meghan, Kate and Robby Purvis; Ali, Kyle, Erik and Alex Szarzynski; two sisters, Patricia Amon, of Port Huron, MI, and Lois (Jim) Wedge, of Marysville, MI; a brother, Calvin (Dora) Russel, of Marysville, MI; and numerous other relatives and friends.
In addition to his wife, Shirley, Jack was preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Russel, and a sister, Jean Russel.
Memorial services, with military honors by Miles-Hagen American Legion Post 200 and Thompson-Red Cloud VFW Post 1959, will be Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 1 p.m. from the Buswell Funeral Home (www.buswellfuneralhome.com ), Black River Falls. Pastor Calvin Thoreson will officiate.
Family and friends may call at the Buswell Funeral Home on Saturday from noon until 1 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Hatfield Fire Department are preferred.
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