Michael Arnold Russell


    Michael Arnold Russell of Union, Missouri was born on July 29, 1952 in Washington, Missouri to Robert and Velda (Cox) Russell and passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at the age of 67 years.


    On August 29, 1987 he married Donna McEwen in Union, Missouri.
    As a young man he started a career in the construction business as a carpenter working for his fathers’ company. Later he struck out on his own and started his own company, Russell Construction.
    Michael was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing the rivers for catfish, crappie and bass. He liked to barbeque for family and friends and make gifts out of wood he crafted by hand.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Russell; and one sister, Gail Burdette.
    He is survived by his wife, Donna Russell of Union, Missouri; five children, Ronnie Russell and wife Lynly of Union, Missouri, Mary Angell and husband Alan of Rosebud, Missouri, Robby DeClue and wife Tina of Owensville, Missouri, Rhonda Strong and husband Dave of St. James, Missouri and Jackie Russell; his mother, Velda Russell of Union, Missouri; three sisters, Sandy Dell, Patsy Witte and JoMay Russell, all of Union, Missouri; sister-in-law, Loretta Doreen Cote and husband Ray of Plano, Texas; 10 grandchildren, Hunter Russell, Donald Murray Jr., Courtney McKeethern, Chyanna DeClue, Cody Birkner, Mikey Birkner, Megan Smith, Casey Strong, Alan Angell Jr. and Billie Angell; special nephew and niece, Brent McClay and Kaelyn McClay; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Midlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens in Union, Missouri.
    Memorial service was held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Midlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens in Union, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Midlawn Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens in Union, Missouri.