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Warren Stanley Russell

Warren Stanley Russell, age 86, of St. Cloud, formerly of the Dassel-Cokato area and Kimball, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006 at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.

He was born May 26, 1920 in Cokato, the son of Enoch and Hilda (Tiller) Russell. Warren was baptized and confirmed in the Mission faith in Cokato. He grew up and attended school in the Cokato area.

In 1942, Warren was inducted into the US Army, where he served as a medical technician.

Warren was united in marriage to Genevieve Colton May 13, 1943 in Cokato. Together, they made their home in California, where Warren was stationed, until his overseas duty.

Upon discharge from the service, Warren moved to California, and later returned to the Cokato area, where he farmed.

Upon retirement from farming, he moved to Minneapolis, where he was employed by the Thompson-Hayward Chemical Company.

He then moved to Kimball, where he made his home until he moved to St. Cloud in 2000.

Warren enjoyed playing cards, and was a good cook.

He is survived by his children, Harlyn Russell of Saum, Minn., Ron Russell, and Brent (Bernadette) Russell, all of Blaine, and Loretta Hook of Meire Grove; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and brothers, Ralph (Arlene) Russell of Cokato, and Milton Russell of Centuria, Wis.

Warren was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gordy Russell; and a sister, Lucille Russell.

A funeral service took place at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. John Peterson officiated, and the organist was Florine Osness. The hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” Interment will be at Fort Snelling today, Oct. 30.

The casket bearers were Harlyn Russell, Ron Russell, Brent Russell, and Bernie Hook.

Arrangements were by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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