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Bruce Russell, beloved husband of Jean Russell for 63 years and beloved father of Susan Russell and Wendy Russell Michael, passed away on Wednesday April 23, 2014, at age 86. Bruce worked at Dow Chemical Company for 31 years, retiring in 1982. He graduated in 1949 from Michigan State University with a B.S. in chemistry, and his postgraduate studies were at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1950. He began his career at Dow in the Polyethylene Plant and retired as Manager, Financial Services, Quality Assurance and Safety, Nuclear Services Department.
Bruce is survived by his wife and daughters and his older brother Duane Russell and his wife JoAnn.
We remember him as an accomplished musician, playing the piano, mandolin, guitar and saxophone. He also loved to read.
A memorial gathering and celebration of Bruce's life will be held in the Parlor at the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Midland, on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., preceded by a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. also in the Parlor. Donations in lieu of flowers for Mr. Russell can be made to a
. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Directors.
Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home - Midland
1200 W. Wheeler St
Midland, MI 48640
Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 26, 2014