American Veteran 09

George W. Russell

June 26, 1928 ~ November 10, 2021 (age 93)

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George W. Russell, age 93, of Necedah died on November 10, 2021 at the Cottage Care Center in Mauston, WI.  George was the son of Walter A. and Nora M. (Truman) Russell and was born June 26, 1928 in Coos County OR.  George was raised in Coos County and graduated from Marshfield High school in Oregon.

George is a veteran serving in the U.S. Army during WWII in Vienna, Austria, and later during the Korean War.

As a young man George worked at logging and was part owner of a plywood mill in Vancouver, WA. George loved music and liked to dance, two step, waltz, polka, swing he liked them all.  George spent most of his life in education, teaching for many years and later as a school principal.  He coached track and supported youth in sports.  He lived in Oregon until 1986 when he moved to Killeen TX for 6 years, then to San Antonio, TX, and then to Necedah, WI in 2014.

George is survived by his son, Rollie W. Russell of Colorado Springs CO, and his daughter Mollie (David-Lee) Cox of Necedah, WI. His grandchildren; Rebecca (Chad) Taylor, Brittany (Jeff) Wentworth, Robert (Daphne) Russell, Holly Russell (James), Mandi (Dan) Jensen, Melanie (Wayne) Keyes, and by 13 great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 siblings Charlie, Elmer, Vivian and Marylee.

No services are being planned at this time.  The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are available at

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