Russell G. Wester, age 85 of Henderson, formerly of Fergus Falls, MN, New Jersey and upstate New York, died on Monday, December 27, 2021 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Memorial services will be on Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CST at Word of Life Lutheran Brethren Church in Le Sueur. You can find a live digital viewing on youtube at Word of Life Church, (“W” in a green circle is the logo). Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m. Internment will be at a later date at Griggstown Cemetery, in Griggstown, New Jersey.
Russell was born on August 4, 1936 to George & Mary (Miller) Wester in Wayland, New York. He grew up in upstate New York and attended a trade school where he learned his carpentry skills. He later served in the United States Army and worked for the State of New York for many years in the Dept. of Transportation. Russ married Carol Lundberg in Poughkeepsie, New York on May 22, 1971, they moved to Griggstown, NJ where they raised their family. He later worked for Princeton University in Maintenance and retired in 1997, moving to Fergus Falls, MN then later to Henderson, MN about 6 years ago. He enjoyed telling jokes and puns, Genealogy research, fly fishing and wood working in his shop.
He is survived by his children; Kari (Preston) Hartzell of Lebanon, N.H; Heidi (Jason) Lang of Henderson, MN and Douglas (Abbey) Wester of Minneapolis, MN. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carol (Lundberg); and siblings: William, Walter, Roger and Alice Hendershott.
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