Theodore Wilmer “Ted” Russell age 76 passed away Thursday April 18, 2019. He was born February 3,1943 in Rushville Nebraska to Wilmer and Ruth Russell. Ted grew up on the family ranch in the sandhills south of Gordon NE. He attended district 141 Hinchley grade school, graduated from Gordon High School in 1960, and attended Chadron State College 2 years before enlisting in the Air Force in 1964. Ted served in Vietnam in 1967-1968.
Ted enjoyed a career in sales. His most recent job was with P&K Equipment until his health caused him to retire.
Ted was a loving husband, father, and very committed to his grandkids. He often said they were his greatest joy.
Ted leaves behind his wife Shirley of 50 years, daughter Stacie McDermott, son-in-law Michael, son Albert, daughter-in-law Jessica and 6 grandchildren: Bryce, Molly, and Courtney McDermott, Emma, Samantha, and Luke Theodore Russell.
Ted left behind his siblings Mary Esther Wilson, Robert Russell, Marilyn McGlathery, and Dorothy Smith as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death were his parents Ruth and Wilmer and brother-law Gene Wilson.
His final resting place is in the Veterans Columbarium, Floral Haven Cemetery, Broken Arrow Oklahoma. Family & friends will say their final farewell on May 24, 2019.