Charles Russell

Charles Russell

Saturday May 30, 1931 Monday December 24, 2018

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Obituary for Charles Arlington Russell

Dr. Charles Arlington Russell, age 87 of Brainerd, passed away on Monday, December 24, 2018 at Bethany-Good Samaritan Society. Charlie was born on May 30, 1931 in Hewitt to Charles & Eva (Chapman) Russell. He married the love of his life, Marjorie Holm on March 1, 1952, and together they had two sons. Charlie was an orthopedic surgeon.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Margie; sons: Charles of Enumclaw, WA, and Donald of Butte, MT; siblings: Alvina (Don) Peterson of Brainerd, Addie (Irvin) Olson of Fort Ripley, James (Maureen) of Brainerd, and Nina (Dennis) Christianson of Aurora; granddaughter, Chelsea Russell; great-granddaughter, Chloe Russell-King.
Charlie is preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Ruth Chapman, Ferne Hanson, Dorothy Russell, and Nettie Momb.
Funeral service for Charlie will be held on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 11AM at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home - BRAINERD CHAPEL. Visitation will be from 9-11AM, Wednesday at the Funeral Home.
Caring for Charlie & the Russell Family
Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home
BRAINERD CHAPEL 218-829-3581

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    Wednesday December 26, 2018 |
    Halvorson Johnson Funeral Care Brainerd Chapel
    703 Oak Street
    Brainerd, Minnesota
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    Wednesday December 26, 2018
    11AM Funeral Service 9-11AM Visitation, Wednesday December 26, 2018

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R Bailey

Death is the hardest thing we have to deal with in life. I know words can do little to take away your pain, so may the God of comfort be with the Russell family, helping you to cope. Lean on Him in the days to follow, 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17 and read of his marvelous hope for those who have fallen asleep in death at John 11:41-44, Jesus performed this miracle as a preview for the future, John 11:25. My deepest sympathy.
Comment | Posted at 11:52am via Condolence

Marg Hohnadel

Uncle Charlie will be so missed. My favorite memories of him are the poetry that he wrote. He touched so many lives and impacted everyone he met in an amazing way. My most sincere sympathies go to aunt Margie, Don & Charles Jr. May the good Lord lift you up during this difficult time.
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