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Russell S. Charbonneau

March 23, 1936 — September 15, 2023

Russell S. Charbonneau

Russell passed away on Friday, September 15, 2023 at his home with his family by his side at the age of 87. The son of the late Edmond and Myrtle (Revord) Charbonneau was born March 23, 1936 in Bay City, Michigan. Russell was retired from Lake State Railroad/Detroit Mackinaw, he loved playing euchre, fishing and having coffee with his buddy’s. Russell was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2740 and the League of Catholic Men and Women. He loved his wife and cherished his family, his children are one of his greatest blessings.

Russell is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary E. Charbonneau; six children, Maureen (Curt) Hoppe, Cheryl (James) Starkey, Mary E. (David) Heath, Russell (Joann) Charbonneau, Daniel (Sherri) Charbonneau and Timothy Charbonneau; 10 grandchildren, Brooke (Drew) Barnhill, Russell “R.J.” Charbonneau Jr., Jennifer (Todd) Woloszyn, Jason Hoppe, Jarrod (Paige LaFave) Starkey, Tyler (Sydney) Starkey, Kara Charbonneau, Sarah (Montey) Wood, Morgan (David) Winters and Garrett (Alexis) Charbonneau; 11 great grandchildren, Cayden, Darian, Josh, Jace, Kylee, Bailey, Riley, Landon, Ethan, Eli and Leighton; special friend, Bud Leser. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy (Andrew) Bouza and Myrtle “Sy” Walczak; brothers, Wilford “Sonny” (Betty) Charbonneau and Kenneth “Chum” (Ruth) Charbonneau; nephew, Randy Charbonneau and great nephew, Michael Charbonneau Jr.

Funeral service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at the Gephart Funeral Home. Officiating will be Hank Messing. Private inurnment will take place at Calvary Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, September 19, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers the family would like you to have a special day with your family. Memorial cards for the wishes of the family will be available at the funeral home.
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