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Russell L. Ferguson
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of our WWII shipmate Russell Ferguson, EM3(SS). He qualified on the USS Haddo (SS-255) in 1945. Russell L. Ferguson, age 90 of Hilliard passed away Sunday, May 17, 2015. Born July 16, 1924 in Logan County, Ohio. Loving husband for 67 years to the late Winifred Jeffers Ferguson; devoted father of Debbie (Matt) Cox, Tom (Betty Blau), Carol (Greg) Godec, Matthew (deceased), Janice (Pat) Blubaugh; Grandfather of Spencer (Erisa), James (Amber), Meredith (Pat), Jackie (Kevin), Joel (Kelsey), Nick , Leslie and Scott. Great grandfather to Jesse, Dahlia, Jenna, Evan, Stella and Reagan. Loving brother-in-law to Ruth Pekar and Ivaleen Jeffers. Russ is preceded in death: by his parents Arley and Elva (Frey) Ferguson, brother Verle (Betty) and sister Vidah (Marvin) Coulter. Brother-In-law to the following deceased: Wanda (Allen) Pyers, Wilma (Harry) Winkler, Selma (Don) Royer, Frank Pekar, Jim (Margret) Jeffers, Bernard Jeffers, Naida (Al) Larson; and Loving Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Russ was a Submariner in WWII serving in the Pacific theater aboard USS Haddo (SS-255) as an electricians mate. Electrical contractor by profession, always giving his time and skills to friends. Russ had been involved at church for many years. Memorial contributions can be made to Abundant Life Lutheran Church, PO Box 6021, Hilliard, OH 43026 or Mt. Carmel Hospice, c/o Mt. Carmel Foundation, 6150 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43213. Visitation Saturday, May 23 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Tidd Funeral Home, 5265 Norwich St., Hilliard, Ohio 43026. Service will be held immediately following the visitation at 3:00pm at the Tidd Funeral Home. Columbus Base will honor EM3(SS) Russ Ferguson during the funeral service and vests will be worn. Columbus Base will make a $100.00 donation to the USSVI Scholarship Fund in Russ Ferguson's memory. We will miss you, Russ. Sailor, Rest Your Oar. Jim Tolson Commander, Columbus Base
Posted by cliff Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (22:53:17)
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