Marvin “Marv” Russell, age 89, of Shullsburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, in Monroe. He was born on April 8, 1926 in Gratiot Township, the son of Roland and Irene (Giles) Russell. Marvin graduated from Shullsburg High School in 1944. On Oct. 14, 1946, he married Elizabeth “Liz” Metcalf in Shullsburg.
Survivors include his two children: Robert (Frances Halferty) Russell of Shullsburg and Jane (Dave) Nachreiner of Oregon; two sisters: Jeanne Schwenn of Longmont, Colo., and Marilyn (Mark) Klauber of Boulder, Colo.; two brothers: Charles (Marcella) Russell of Shullsburg and Dennis (Cindy) Russell of Galesville, Wis.; four grandchildren: Jennifer (Shawn) Metz of Columbus, Ohio; Monica (Anthony) Endres of Oregon; Joshua (Ashley Travis) Russell of Benton and Brianne (Bradley) Farrey of Platteville; seven great grandchildren: Niubei and Noah Metz, Dylan and Bella Endres, Ellie, Abrielle and Ireland Farrey, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his brother, George Russell.
Marvin lived in Shullsburg all of his life. In his younger years, he farmed and operated a grain business. Later in life he was a truck driver, which was a passion for him. He owned and operated Russell Trucking for a number of years. Later he was an owner/operator for Menards. This brought many new friends and great trucking stories. Marv was very proud that he was born and raised, and always remained, to be from Shullsburg. Family and friends were everything. So as they say, “Keep on Trucking” and always “Remember Your Roots.” Marv’s family will always remember him for his love of simple life.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Centenary United Methodist Church (226 W. Church St., Shullsburg), with Rev. Jeffrey A Meyer officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Shullsburg. A visitation was held Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Erickson Funeral Home (235 N. Judgement Street, Shullsburg) and from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. on Saturday at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com.