Marvin 'Russ' Russell

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Marvin D. “Russ” Russell, 75, of Central City, died peacefully Saturday, Aug., 1, 2015 at Litzenberg Long Term Care in Central City. Services will be Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home (downtown) location.
Russ was born on Oct. 27, 1939 to Frank and Gertrude (Scott) Russell of Marquette. He grew up in the Marquette area and graduated fro St. Paul High School in 1957.  He entered the United States Army right our of high school.  He transferred to the Air National Guard in Arizona, for several years after that. While in Arizona he worked and took college classes, later moving to Colorado, still taking classes and working for the City of Denver, eventually receiving his degree, always working, saving money, and buying properties to improve to resell.
He finally met and married the love of his life, Peggy Jane Kemp, on July 3, 1980. They continued to buy and sell properties, ending in the Lincoln area he went to work for the State of Nebraska.  When he retired from the State of Nebraska he moved back to the Central City area, still buying properties and moving a lot.
He was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Paint Horse Association, but his main hobbies were his horses and working.
He is survived by one son, Jeffrey Strong; one daughter, Melissa Schat; two brothers, Frank (Jane) Russell; Teddy Russell of Midpines, Calif.; three sisters, Bonnie Monday of Mesa, Ariz., Judi (Charlie) Bennetts of Elmo, Mont., and Sharyl (Doyle) Boelts of Palmer, Neb.; six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy, his parents and one brother, Larry Russell.

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