Alfred F “Bud” Russell

Alfred F “Bud” Russell

Birth
Death 26 Jan 2014 (aged 76)
Burial Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 127815449 · View Source
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Alfred passed away peacefully at home. He was born on his mother's birthday, in Endeavor, the fourth child of Irving and Wilda (Eyers) Russell. He spent much of his childhood in Madison with his Uncle Louis and Aunt Irma Russell. He was predeceased by his parents; his sister and her husband, Lorraine and Harold Hill; his in-laws, Lester and Margaret Achterberg, Jim Girling, Wilbert Scheel, and Willis Schmidt; his nephews, Don and Jeffery Hill; his niece, Shirley Scheel; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

On April 27, 1957, he married the love of his life, JoAnn Achterberg, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Portage. Al graduated from Madison West High School in 1955. He was a respected HVAC designer for several Madison area engineering firms, including Olson and Associates, Arnold and O'Sheridan, Jaspal Engineering, and Associated Engineering. For several years, he owned and operated Alfie's Drive-In in Oregon. He was honored to be a member of the Wisconsin National Guard 32nd Red Arrow Division and was called to active duty during the Berlin crisis in 1961. He was a member of the Oregon-Brooklyn American Legion. Al was also a member of Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church in Oregon and was a charter member of HMC's council of the Knights of Columbus. He proudly served as Grand Knight for the HMC council and was also District Deputy for District 45. Additionally, he was a member of the Tri-County Assembly 1948 Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

Al was blessed with many talents and interests. He was able to fix almost anything. He developed a passion for photography and owned Russell's Photography. He was an avid stamp collector, continuing the collection started by his Uncle Louis. He was a first-rate archery marksman and he enjoyed playing on the HMC dart ball team. A life-long Wisconsinite, he was a devoted Green Bay Packers fan.


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  • Created by: Bob
  • Added: 11 Apr 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 127815449
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfred F “Bud” Russell (23 Mar 1937–26 Jan 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 127815449, citing Saint Marys Cemetery, Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Bob (contributor 47155955) .