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Russell C. Slade

Obituary for Russell C. Slade

April 5, 1929 - February 27, 2019
Mesa, Arizona | Age 89


Russell C. Slade, 89, of Mesa, AZ and formerly of Beaver Dam, WI passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 surrounded by his loving family.

Russell (Russ) was born on April 5, 1929 in Comfrey, Minnesota, the son of Clyde and Meta (Krenz) Slade. He was united in marriage to his loving wife, Romelle "Mel" Sell at St John's Lutheran Church in Juneau, Wisconsin on December 10, 1952.

Russ served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. Together with his wife and family he farmed and worked at maintenance for the Dodgeland School District in Juneau, Wisconsin until 1985 at which time Russ and Mel moved to Mesa, AZ

Russ is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Romelle, along with his four children, Debra Kirchoff (Matt Aultman) of Livingston, WI; Barbara Groleau (Mike Bedis) of Oconomowoc, WI; Dale Slade of Mesa, AZ; Mark Slade (Cyndi) of Chandler, AZ; four grandchildren, Staci Whitrock (Randy) of Waupun, WI; Matthew Slade (Sara) of California; Jacob Slade (Suzanne) of Queen Creek, AZ; Luke Slade (Jenny and Faith) of Gilbert, AZ, and three great grandchildren, Mayla Whitrock, Irelynn and Brooklyn Slade.

Russ was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws; one son Larry in February of 1982; three brothers: LeRoy, Carl and Armand; and two great-grandchildren; Landon and Grace Slade along with other relative and friends.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Mesa, AZ.

Burial will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Highland Memory Gardens, township of Trenton, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Russ's memory to Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, 3257 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213.

Russell's family wished to express deep appreciation to the Staff of Companion Hospice in Mesa, AZ for their kindness, care and support.

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