Russell L. Nifong Jan. 4, 1981 - June 17, 2014 PLYMOUTH - Russell Lee Nifong, 33, passed away Tuesday at 11:05 a.m. after suffering a long illness. He was born in Plymouth, Indiana, the son of Ross H. Nifong and Nancy J. (Yelton) Martin. Next to his seven year old daughter Olivia, Russell loved God also with his whole heart and soul. Russell is survived by his father and stepmother, Ross and Debra Nifong of Plymouth; his mother and stepfather, Nancy and Paul Martin of Bourbon; and maternal grandfather, Paul Yelton; his daughter, Oliva Nifong of Nappanee; his brothers, James and Justina Nifong of Walkerton, and Mark and Michelle Nifong of Culver; his sister, Peggy Nifong, and fianc, Jordan Stamper of Fort Myers, Florida; his stepbrother, Jonathan Miller; his stepsister, Katie Miller; and his nephew, Jayden Nifong. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his infant sister, Becky Nifong, maternal grandmother, Delores Yelton, and paternal grandparents, Cyrus and Loretta Nifong. Family and friends will gather at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will also be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Paul Nye officiating. Visitation will resume one hour prior to the services on Saturday. Burial will follow at Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth. Memorial gifts may be made to the Neighborhood Community Food Pantry, 201 N. Plum St., Plymouth, IN 46563. Notes of condolence and a complete story are available at: www.johnson-danielson.com.
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1100 N. Michigan Street Plymouth, IN 46563
Published in South Bend Tribune on June 19, 2014