Visitation: Sunday, June 3, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 P.M. and 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Schipper Funeral Home
Funeral: Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. from the Schipper Funeral Home with burial to follow at Matteson Township Cemetery
Luncheon: A funeral luncheon will be held following the burial at the Colon Masonic Lodge #73. 109 E State St. Colon, Michigan 49040
Denny Russell, 72 passed away May 31, 2018, at his home in South Bend. Denny was born September 7, 1945 in Battle Creek, MI to Lester and Glendora Russell, both of whom proceeded him in death along with a son, Marty. Denny enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. On June 11, 1981, he married the love of his life, Janet. She survives along with sons; Kelly (Ginger) of Lapeer, MI, and Todd (Jessica) of Osceola, IN. Also left to cherish the memory of their Papa, and of all the good times they had together are his five grandchildren; Erin and Jason Russell, Brianna, Erica and Emberly Russell. He is also survived by two sisters, Susan (Rex) Terry of Fort Wayne, In and Nancy (Lynn) Houck of Lansing, MI and many nieces and nephews. Denny was a lifelong engineer in the RV industry. He retired from Paramount Plastics in Elkhart, IN. He was a past member of the Colon Lions Club, a former Palmer Lake Board member and a volunteer at the Colon Food Pantry. Denny was an avid member of the Colon Masonic Lodge #73 where he served as past Mast Worshipful Master, was Mason of the year in 2007, District Mason of the Year in 2008 and received his 25-year award in 2010. Funeral services will be at Schipper Funeral Home LTD in Colon, MI. Viewing will be Sunday, June 3, 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM, at which time a Masonic Funeral will be held at 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be Monday, June 4, at 11:00 AM. Burial will follow at Matteson Cemetery, Bronson, MI. If desired, in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to the Colon Masonic Lodge post #73 or a charity of one’s choice.