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Cletus L. Russell

March 26, 1936 — August 21, 2023

Potosi

POTOSI – Cletus L. “Tater” Russell, age 87, of Potosi, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023, at Edenbrook in Platteville surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on March 26, 1936, the son of Albert and Dorothy (Dean) Russell.  Tater attended Platteville High School and in September of 1959 he was united in marriage to JoAnn Kress.  He was employed at various positions at the Dubuque Pack, retiring after over 40 years of employment.  Tater enjoyed working on cars, cutting wood on the farm, and in his earlier years, commercial fishing.  He liked hanging out with his friends, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and was a proud member of ABATE of Wisconsin.  Tater will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his children: Becky Harrison; Tammie (Joe) Vacha; Craig Russell; Shelley (Phil) Spensley; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; his sweetie, Jeanette Hull and her children: Amy (Todd) Matheson; Ron (Beth) Hull; many nieces, nephews, and his best friend, John Fecht.

Tater was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings: Shirley Russell, Albert Russell, Jr., Beverly Kelly, and Charles Russell.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Potosi with Pastor Mark Hoehne officiating.  Burial will be in the British Hollow Cemetery, Potosi Township.  Following the burial service, a Celebration of Tater’s life will be held at Yoder’s Bar. Family and friends may call on Saturday, August 26, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory in Potosi and on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, August 26, 2023

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory - Potosi

144 N Main St, Potosi, WI 53820

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Visitation

Sunday, August 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory - Potosi

144 N Main St, Potosi, WI 53820

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Funeral Service

Sunday, August 27, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory - Potosi

144 N Main St, Potosi, WI 53820

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Burial

Sunday, August 27, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

British Hollow Cemetery, Potosi Township

, Potosi, WI 53820

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

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