Howard Charles Russell

September 3, 1937 ~ March 8, 2020 (age 82)


Howard Charles Russell, 82 of Jeromesville passed away Sunday March 8, 2020 at Kingston of

Ashland. He was born September 3, 1937 in Mansfield the son of Lawrence and Gathel Darling

Russell. Howard was a 1955 graduate of Lucas High School and was a member of the Jeromesville

Lutheran Church. He was a major appliance repairman, having worked at the Tappan company for 20

years and also for R&L major appliance. Howard drove school bus for Hillsdale Local

Schools and Headstart, and also sang Baritone for the Trinity Quartet.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Smalley Russell, to whom he was married November 6, 1964, a

daughter, Wendy (Jerry) Miller of Katy, TX, a son, David (Thomas) Russell of Oakland, CA, 2

granddaughters, Ashley Miller of Katy, TX and Lauren (Heath) Robinson of Sulphur Springs, TX, a

brother, Rick (Cathy) Russell of Jeromesville, numerous nieces and nephews and a 1st cousin, Joyce Zimmann.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Pat Russell and Joan Wagner.

Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday March 11, 2020 at Jeromesville Trinity Lutheran Church with

Pastor Jerry Rhea officiating. Burial will be in Jeromesville Cemetery.

Friends may call Tuesday March 10, 2020 from 6-8 pm at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jeromesville Trinity Lutheran Church 18 North Street

Jeromesville, OH 44840.

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March 10, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fickes Funeral Home
84 North High Street
Jeromesville, OH 44840

Funeral Service
March 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Jeromesville Trinity Lutheran Church
18 E. North Street
Jeromesville, Ohio 44840

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