Russell Arthur Saathoff May 15, 1930 - June 21, 2014 NILES - Russell Arthur Saathoff, age 84 of Niles died on Saturday, June 21, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona following a brief illness. He was born May 15, 1930 in Niles to Arthur W. and Adaline (Strang) Saathoff. On May 7, 1955, he married the former Eleanor Joan Howard. She preceded him in death on October 16, 2007. Russell was a 1952 graduate of Niles High School. He worked in the family business for United Dairies in Niles and owned many apartments around town. He was a member of the Niles Lions Club and the Niles Shrine Club. He enjoyed visiting the Elkhart Shooting Center and was the 1972 Michigan State Trap Shooting Champion. Russell was a fan of auto racing and football games. Surviving family includes son Richard (& Tami) Saathoff of Phoenix, Arizona and daughter JoEllen (& Robert) Gamso of Niles; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and Russell's brother, Kenneth (& Nan) Saathoff of Arizona. The family will gather privately for services with interment at Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles. Donations in memory of Russell may be made to the
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. The Halbritter Funeral Home, Niles, is assisting with arrangements. www.halbritterfunerals.com
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Published in South Bend Tribune on July 21, 2014