Russell E. Stelle

Russell E. Stelle
Russell E. Stelle

Russell Stelle, 89, of Eagle Point, died Dec. 5, 2008 at his home. A memorial service was  held Dec. 13, at Conger-Morris Central Point Chapel. E. J. Stelle, of Wilsonville, Ore.  officiated. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association, 10 Crater Lake Ave. #10, Medford, OR. 97504, or Oregon Commission for the Blind, 535 SE 12th Ave., Portland, OR. 97214.
    
Russell was born in Lakeview, Ore., on Dec. 21, 1918, the son of Charles & Alice Irene Stelle. On June 20, 1939, he married, Olga "Sally" Stelle, who preceded him in death in 1995. He retired from the Jackson County Road Department. In earlier years he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and coaching his grandson’s Little League team. He loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with a passion and treasured the time spent with them. He always looked forward to his morning cup of coffee with his buddies at Moozies. He was a lifetime member of the VFW, and he served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946.
   
He is survived by his sons, Gary Stelle, (Linda), and Ron Stelle (Wanda); daughter, Dianne Eccleston (Vic); sisters, Judy Patterson, Zodell Fleury, and Loleta Henry; brother, Earl Stelle; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Chuck and John; and sister, Norma Wicker.
   
Arrangements by Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, (541) 772-7111.            

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