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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone: 812-333-4400
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William Russ

William M "Bill" Russ

Tuesday, June 15th, 1926 - Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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William M. "Bill" Russ, 93 of Unionville, Indiana passed away, Saturday, July 27, 2019 at IU Health Bloomington Hospital, surrounded by his family. Bill was born June 15, 1926 in Monroe County, IN, the son of the late Robert and Jennie (Brown) Russ.

Bill was a WW 2 US Army veteran, stationed in Bremen, Germany. After returning home Bill sold cars before joining the Monroe County Sheriff's Department as a Sheriff's Deputy, he retired after twenty three years of service. Bill was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who could be counted on. Bill was always quick to share a kind word and will be remembered for the great stories he would tell.

Bill was a member of the New Unionville Baptist Church, American Legion, Post 18, VFW and the Elks Lodge.

Bill is survived by his wife of seventy years, Laura Lou (Ward) Russ; three grandchildren, Heather (Jimmy) Purtlebaugh, Christy Settle and Chad (Emily) Russ; six great-grandchildren, Morgan Settle, Adam Vibbart, Hannah Purtlebaugh, Matthew Vibbart, Jacob Purtlebaugh and Evelyn Russ and two great-great grandchildren, Ayden May and Bryson Settle.

Bill was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Lee Russ in 2018 and five brothers and sisters, Wilma Durnal, Ira, John and Robert Russ and Mary Bogie.

Visitation for Bill will be from 10 AM to 1 PM Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington, IN. Funeral services will follow at 1 PM Wednesday at The Funeral Chapel with Rev. Maurice Wright, officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Memory Gardens.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 10:00am - 1:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 1:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Interment

    Valhalla Memory Gardens
    310 N. Johnson Ave.
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Donald Waldrip

Posted at 07:04pm
sorry for your loss praying

Roy Graham

Posted at 06:43pm

Bill Russ was a good man, always had a smile. He was a honest and most decent officer, helped me once when we had an issue with someone staying in the neighborhood long long time ago....
I remember about every time I saw him - so sad to see him go.
Roy Graham

Rev Lee Eames Jr.

Posted at 10:00pm
Though I moved from New Unionville in 1998, I miss Bill as a delightful soul in this world. Showing his Colt pistols, talking about cars, nature, food and family -- he was a man of strength whom I admire. Blessings to you dear family.

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