He was born April 13, 1945 in Three Rivers, the son of Samuel C. and Alma (Gottschalk) Hagenbuch.
Russell graduated from Three Rivers High School, where he played football and ran track.
After serving his country honorably in the United States Navy, he was a dedicated employee at White Pigeon Paper Company, from which he retired after 42 1/2 years.
Russell enjoyed making horseshoes for 20 years as a blacksmith, bowling, and watching his grandchildren play sports.
Remaining to cherish his memory are his daughters, Jennifer (Glenn) Jankowski and Shelly (Rocco) Pavese; grandchildren, Kelly & Ashley Jankowski and Sophia & Alivia Pavese; brothers, George (Carol) Hagenbuch and Rich Hagenbuch; sister, Fay (Jack) Melchi.
He was preceded in death by his parents as well as many aunts and uncles.
Visitation will be held Saturday, April 16, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Centrica Care Navigators. Envelopes are available at the funeral home in care of his arrangements.