Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Michael Russell

   Michael Gene Russell, 46, of Edenville died suddenly of an apparent heart attack, at his home Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008.

   He was born Dec. 10, 1961 in Midland, Michigan to Larry G. (predeceased) and Donna D. (Miller) Russell. After graduating from H. H. Dow High School in 1980, Mike began a career in architecture with Dow Howell and Gilmore. Recently he was self employed designing for local contractors.

   Like his father, he was a lifelong outdoorsman who loved hunting and never ever turned down an invitation to go fishing.

   On Aug. 30, 2002, Mike married Dorothy “Penny” Popps.

   Mike will be greatly missed by his wife, Penny Russell of Edenville; one daughter, Jennifer Bunting (fiancé Jeff Hartwell) of Redford; one son, Jamie Bunting of Edenville; his mother, Donna Russell of Midland; his mother- and father-in-law, Don and Myrna Russell of Lady Lake, Florida; one brother, Mark (Mindy) Russell of Delaware; two sisters, Kathy (Charlie) Frost of Midland and Debbie (John) Lund also of Midland; two sisters-in-law, Kelly (Jeff) Finney of Hart and Katie Popps of Deltona, Florida; one brother-in-law, Tim Weldon of Midland; his grandmother, Phyllis Russell-Panitski of Florida; and his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins as well as all of his neighbors.

   He was preceded in death by his father, Larry Russell, as well as his father-in-law, Russell Popps.

   A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008 at Albright Shores, Assembly of God, 4138 Oak Dr.

   Those who wish can arrive an hour earlier, or stay after the service, to visit with the family and share their memories of Mike.

   Those planning an expression of sympathy may consider the American Heart Association or an education trust fund for his children; the details of which will be announced at a later date.

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