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In Memory of

John N. Russell

February 1, 1951 - October 31, 2014

Obituary


John Nixon Russell was born on February 1, 1951 in Wyandotte, Michigan to the late James John Russell and Lois Mary (Nixon) Russell. He was the youngest of two children. John passed away suddenly in Novi, Michigan on October 31, 2014 at the age of 63.

John was the beloved husband of Susan for 32 years. Loving "Big brother" of Mary Ann Lehnis. Dear Brother-in-law of Sharon Progar, Sally (Kevin) Czarniecki, and Tom Lehnis. Uncle of Sara Lehnis, Cindy (Steven) Richter, Michael (Katie) Lehnis, and Emily Czarniecki. Son-in-law of Thomas (The late Patricia)...

John Nixon Russell was born on February 1, 1951 in Wyandotte, Michigan to the late James John Russell and Lois Mary (Nixon) Russell. He was the youngest of two children. John passed away suddenly in Novi, Michigan on October 31, 2014 at the age of 63.

John was the beloved husband of Susan for 32 years. Loving "Big brother" of Mary Ann Lehnis. Dear Brother-in-law of Sharon Progar, Sally (Kevin) Czarniecki, and Tom Lehnis. Uncle of Sara Lehnis, Cindy (Steven) Richter, Michael (Katie) Lehnis, and Emily Czarniecki. Son-in-law of Thomas (The late Patricia) Shaw. Great-uncle of four.
John will also be deeply missed by his beloved dog, Kelly.

The family will receive friends for a Visitation on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 2-8pm. His life will be celebrated with a service at 11:00am on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 37000 Six Mile (Just east of I-275 and Newburgh Roads) Livonia, Michigan 48152

John worked as a salesman for the steel industry. He had a love for dogs, ice-cream and golf. He was a bowler since childhood and has achieved his 300 ring. John loved his Detroit Red Wings and having his photo taken with the Stanley Cup in 1997 was one of the highlights of his completed bucket-list.

Memorial Donations may be made in John's memory to The American Cancer Society.