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Obituary for William M "Bill" Russ

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.