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Joseph “Joe” Duane Russell, age 77, of Port Vue, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2023, surrounded by the love of his family. Born in Detroit, MI, on October 24, 1945, the loving son of the late Joseph Kirkland and Mary Abigail Russell. Joe spent 50 years as an over-the-road truck driver, where he inherited an intense love of the highway and open road. He looked forward to traveling to new places and relaxing with the love of his life, Laura. He also thoroughly enjoyed watching his grandkids play and splash all of the water out of his backyard pool, his weekly visits with his best friend John over a cold Coors Light, and simply spending time with his family.
A Port Vue resident and beloved husband of almost 43 years to Laura Anne (Magroski) Russell; proud father of Jessica Marie (Todd) Dorsey and Erika Grace (David) Lippert; adoring “Poppy” to Riley, Winter, Wyatt, and Levi. Brother-in-law of Michelle ( Jack) Onder; uncle to Noah (Sarah Kish) Onder; lifelong friend and neighbor to John and Sheree Kapusta, and loving dad to his “fur-babies” Buzz and Milo. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Edward Magroski, mother-in-law, Naomi Magroski, and brother-in-law, David Magroski. To respect Joe’s wishes, a private service will only be held for his immediate family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with his family at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com. Chris Odasso, Supervisor