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Russ Graham Cleary

September 22, 2017 ~ September 22, 2017

 

Russell Graham Cleary

 

Russell Graham Cleary passed away the 22nd of September, age 62. He was a great father, brother, uncle, friend and boss. Born in Ontonagon, Michigan on February 5, 1955 to the late Richard G. and Kay Jane (Jamison) Cleary. He grew up in Ontonagon with his brothers and was an active member of the community there. He graduated from the Ontonagon Area High School in 1973, leading his classmates through many endeavors such as drum major on the Ontonagon Mountaineers Drum & Bugle Corps., captain of the football team, Prom King and class president for many years. After graduation he served in the army from 1973 to 1976 and was stationed in Korea for the duration of his time.

            Russ was an independent man who started up many companies during his lifetime and built a legacy for his children in Great Lakes Environmental Service. He worked hard and played the game of life well, his generosity extended to so many people. Russ was diligent and dependable taking every opportunity to improve his life and the lives of others.  

He is survived by his four sons and two daughters: Robert, Jeremy, Josh, Ryan, Brittney and Leigh; their families and his partner Mary Zimmer.

In the words of Russ Cleary, “it is what it is.”

 

Visitation will take place Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the Cane Funeral Home in Ontonagon, MI from 11:00: AM until 1:00 PM.  A memorial service will follow at 1:00 PM with Pastor Ted Trudgeon officiating.  The Ontonagon County Veterans Association will be providing military rites.

 

The Cane Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
October 4, 2017

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Cane Funeral Home
310 N. Steel St.
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Memorial Service
Wednesday
October 4, 2017

1:00 PM
Cane Funeral Home
310 N. Steel St.
Ontonagon, MI 49953


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