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Wayne A. Russell

Apr 10, 2018

October 2, 1953 - April 7, 2018

Wayne A. Russell, 64, of Mt. Pleasant passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at his home in Mt. Pleasant.


Wayne was born on October 2, 1953, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of Richard J. & Kathryn R. Richards Russell. Wayne served his country in the United States Army during the Gulf War. He drove a truck for several different trucking companies before his retirement. Wayne was united in marriage to Mary Wixom in 1997. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering with different fix it projects and spending time with his family.


He is survived by his wife, Mary of Mt. Pleasant; his step children: Barbie Morris of Sparta, Wis., Mark Smith of Chatfield, Minn. and David Krum of Warsaw, Ill.; 10 step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; his brother, Terry French of Hillsboro; and his sisters: Susan Smith of Eden, N.C., Cheryl Fraise of West Point and Helen Wiele of Mt. Pleasant.


Wayne was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Russell.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday, April 12, 2018, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. A memorial has been established in his memory. Military Honors will be conducted by the Henry County Honor Guard at 4:00 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home. According to his wishes cremation has been entrusted to the Murphy Funeral Home.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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