Lawrence R. "Doc" RUSS

Age 91 of St. Paul Died a happy and holy death 2/13/2014 while in the loving care of his family. Survived by children, Michael Russ, Cynthia (Stephen) Smarjesse, and David (Joanne) Russ; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; sisters Carol Ann and Pat; brother-in-law Anton Fausone; nieces; members of the Fourré family. Preceded in death by first wife Diana and infant son John; second wife Marie Fleming Fourré; parents Marion (Albert) Wuest and Raymond H. Russ; sister Lorraine Fausone. Larry was born 9/16/1922 in Minneapolis. With encouragement from key mentors, he conquered many challenges of his hardscrabble youth. After serving in the Marine Corps, he studied chiropractic and built a successful practice in Bemidji. Midlife, he changed careers and joined the University of St. Thomas faculty where he coached track and cross country. Until a recent cancer diagnosis, he lived a vigorous and proudly independent life. By teaching, mentoring, healing, volunteering, and delivering one-liners, Larry was dedicated to bettering the lives of others. He will be greatly missed by family, friends, the bullpen, and dance partners, but his legacy endures. Visitation Sunday, February 16, 4-7 pm at O'Halloran Murphy Funeral Home (575 S Snelling Ave St Paul MN, 651/698-0796). Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 am Monday, February 17, at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church (324 S. Prior St., St. Paul). Private interment. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Peace Home, St Paul MN or University of St. Thomas Msgn. J Lavin Endowed Scholarship.


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O'Halloran & Murphy
575 South Snelling Avenue St. Paul, MN 55116
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Published in Pioneer Press from Feb. 14 to Feb. 16, 2014