Russell M. Land, Sr.
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1/14/1925 - 6/24/2012
Russell Land, Sr. was born on January 14, 1925 in Susanville, Calif., and passed away peacefully on June 24, 2012, in Roseville, Calif.
Russell was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marion, and oldest son Russell, Jr. who passed away in February of this year. He has two surviving children, Richard Land (Betsy), and Kathleen McKillip (David), and nine grandchildren: Jae (Carol), Eric, Allen (Jennifer), Shannon, Kacie, Kevin (Brittney), Steven (Katharina), Sarah, Shawna (Cody); and nine great-grand-children.
After graduating in 1942 from El Dorado High School, Russell joined the US Air Force and was the co-pilot of a B-17 aircraft in the 339th Bomber Squadron. After World War II, he married the love of his life (after a 6-week courtship), and worked in the lumber industry for 44 years in No. California.
In his 22 years of retirement, Russell enjoyed travel, golf, reading, and breakfast at the Granite Rock Grill in Rocklin.
He was the patriarch of the family and his adventurous, positive attitude towards life will be cherished by everyone that got to know him.
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, Calif. A reception will immediately follow.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.chapelofthehills-auburn.com
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers from July 1 to July 3, 2012