Russ passed away surrounded by his loving family Monday, June 10, 2019 at William Crispe Community House in Plainwell.
He was born December 15, 1935 in Plainwell the son of Eldon and Julia (Stewart) Fisher. After high school Russ had worked at Michigan Cottage Cheese and as a supervisor at Menasha for over 35 years retiring in the late 1980’s.
He enjoyed whistling, racing trottingbred horses, antiquing, and following his kids and grandchildren’s sporting events. In 1984 at the Otsego United Methodist Church he married Shirley Senese who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Brad (Char Forbes) Fisher, Shawn (Ron) Gleason, Dawn Koerts, Deb (John) Johnson and Denise Allen; grandchildren, Tera (Chuck) Kinnane, Glen (Rachel) Fisher, Sarah (Josh) Wooster, Kelly Worden, Jesse (Brandy) Blanchard, Kyle (Rita) Gleason, Rick Gleason, Tiffani Gleason, Kevin (Katie) Koerts, Jesse (Alyssa) Koerts, Anthony (Amber) Johnson, Derick (Melissa) Johnson, Jeffery Johnson, Desirae (James) Haydon, Justin (Kenzie) Allen; step-grandchildren, Serih, Chuck, Elijah and Enoch; great-grandchildren, Madison, Kennedy, McKinley, Sierra, Victor, Reagan, Chase, Adam, Michael, Aleyca, AJ, Sophia, Brendon, Grace, Lane, Colton, Alex, Addie, Clara, Aubrey, Luke, Caroline, Trenton, Trevor, Tyler and Adeline and son-in-law, Dale Richards.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Sandy Richards.
Friends may visit with Russ’ family from 6-8 P.M, Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, June 13, 2019 with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.
Cremation will follow.
Private family burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery at a later time.
Contributions in memory of Russ may be made to Southern Care Hospice or Otsego United Methodist Church.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.