Russell Slade, 89, formerly of Beaver Dam

March 7, 2019

Russell C. Slade, 89, Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

Russell “Russ” was born April 5, 1929, in Comfrey, Minnesota, the son of Clyde and Meta (Krenz) Slade. He was united in marriage to his loving wife, Romelle “Mel” Sell at St John’s Lutheran Church in Juneau, Wisconsin, on Dec. 10, 1952.

Russ served his country proudly in the U.S. Army. Together with his wife and family he farmed and worked at maintenance for the Dodgeland School District in Juneau until 1985 at which time Russ and Mel moved to Mesa, Arizona.

Russ is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Romelle; his four children, Debra Kirchoff (Matt Aultman) of Livingston, Barbara Groleau (Mike Bedis) of Oconomowoc, Dale Slade of Mesa, Arizona, and Mark Slade (Cyndi) of Chandler, Arizona; four grandchildren, Staci Whitrock (Randy) of Waupun, Matthew Slade (Sara) of California, Jacob Slade (Suzanne) of Queen Creek, Arizona, Luke Slade (Jenny and Faith) of Gilbert, Arizona; and three great-grandchildren, Mayla Whitrock, Irelynn and Brooklyn Slade.

Russ was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws; one son, Larry in February 1982; three brothers, LeRoy, Carl and Armand; and two great-grandchildren, Landon and Grace Slade; along with other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 5, at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Mesa, Arizona.

Burial will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at Highland Memory Gardens, township of Trenton, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Russ’s memory to Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, 3257 E. University Drive, Mesa, AZ 85213.

Russell’s family expresses deep appreciation to the staff of Companion Hospice in Mesa, Arizona, for their kindness, care and support.

Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at koepsellfh.com.