William W. Russell, age 67, of Millston and Black River Falls, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 in the Univ. of WI. Hospital in Madison, WI.
Bill was born in Mather, WI. on June 4, 1944 to Walter William and Angela (Higbee) Russell. He was a member of the National Guard, he served in Vietnam, and he was discharged in 1970. He married Dorothy Straight, and she preceded him in death. Bill was employed as a mechanic at Big Chief Truck Stop in Black River Falls, he drove fork lift at Toro in Tomah, and he worked at Northern Engraving. He and his wife operated a lawn mowing business in Jackson County. Surviving are 3-brothers, Harvey Russell, California, Fred Russell, Kentucky, and Robert Russell, Shell Lake, WI., one sister, Virginia Olson, Kendall, WI., 3-nieces, 2-nephews, 2-great nieces, 2-great nephews, and one great, great niece. In addition to his wife Dorothy, he was preceded in death by 2-brothers, Wilbur and Archie Russell.
Graveside memorial military honors will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, Februry 18, 2012 at Brookside Cemetery in Millston. Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls is assisting the family with arrangements, and online condolences may be sent to www.buswellfuneralhome.com