James Elton Russell, age 92, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Cokato, passed away Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at DeMar Catered Living in Coon Rapids.
He was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Cokato, the son of Mauritz and Mabel (Tiller) Russell.
James attended Beaver Dam school in rural Cokato to the eighth grade.
He was confirmed at Elim Mission Church in Cokato May 24, 1936.
James worked on the farm, and in the fall, at Northland Canning Factory. He left the farm in 1950, and sought employment at Allis Chalmers in Minneapolis for 18 years, then moved to Bloomington, where he worked at Holiday Warehouse for 17 years, retiring in May 1984.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Richard; sister-in-law Gloria Russell; and brother-in-law Rueben Olson.
James is survived by his sister, Lorraine Olson; brothers Tom and Harry Russell; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services took place Thursday, Feb. 20 at 11 a.m. at Washburn-McReavy Chapel in Coon Rapids, with visitation one hour prior to the services. Interment was at Sunset Cemetery.