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Gloria J. Russell, 71

Gloria Jean Russell, age 71, of Cokato, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013, at her home.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Revs. John Peterson and Kathy Hartley officiating. Interment will follow at the Dassel Cemetery.

Visitation will be Monday evening, Nov. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and will continue Tuesday afternoon, one hour prior to the service, at the church.

Gloria was born July 27, 1942, in Buffalo Lake, the daughter of Zepher and Hulda “Stuber” Caron. She grew up and attended school in the Brownton area.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel at the time of her death.

Gloria was united in marriage to Thomas Russell Nov. 4, 1961, at Grace Lutheran Church in Brownton. The couple made their home on the Russell family farm for the past 52 years.

Gloria had been employed for 21 years at Crest Electronics in Dassel, and also at Tom Thumb Grocery in Cokato, and as a dish washer at Third Street Cafe in Dassel.

She enjoyed reading, sewing, cross stitch, embroidery, and was a wonderful cook. Gloria loved to listen to country music, and watch hummingbirds. Spending time with her family and her dog, Missy were the most important things in her life.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Thomas Russell of Cokato; a son, Ryan Russell of Cokato; two grandchildren, Adam Russell and Cammi Russell; and one great granddaughter, Juliana Haley.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant brother, Stanley.