Russell E. Ross, 89, of Wabash, passed away at 2:29 p.m. on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Parkview Wabash Hospital. He was born in Wabash on February 1, 1932 to the late William and Ladema (Bowman) Ross, Sr.
Russell served in the United States Army serving in Korea from 1952 to 1954. He married Joan C. Vogt on September 8, 1961 in Elkton, Maryland. Russell retired as an electrician for IBEW in Chicago and he was a member of the Local 134 IBEW.
Russell is survived by his wife, Joan; one daughter, Shirley (Tom) Staniford of Wabash; one son, Russell (Cynthia) Ross, Jr. of Wabash; one sister, Laura Wilburn of Andrews; two grandchildren, Christopher Ross and Jonathan Ross and three great-grandchildren, Leila Ross, Conner Ross and Savannah Ross. He was preceded in death by four brothers and nine sisters.
Per Russell's wishes, there will be no public services. The family is having a private celebration of life at their home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.
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Wabash County Animal Shelter, Inc.
810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash IN 46992