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James "Jim" P. Russell

May 11, 1968 ~ November 4, 2022 (age 54) 54 Years Old


James P. “Jim” Russell, 54, of Angola, Indiana, passed away peacefully, after a long battle with cancer on Friday, November 4, 2022, at his home with his family by his side.

Born May 11, 1968, in St. Joseph, Michigan, he was the son of Walter L. Russell and Pearl G. (McBride) Russell.

James graduated in 1987 from L.C. Mohr High School, South Haven, Michigan.

He married the love of his life, Deena J. Kirkwood on February 14, 2022.

James drove truck for Kendall Electric in Holland, Michigan for 27 years.  When he moved to Angola, he drove truck for XPO Logistics.

James attended Life Changing Church in Angola, Indiana.

He was quite a Michigan sports enthusiast.  James enjoyed watching Michigan University sports (especially football), the Detroit Lions and the Detroit Tigers play.  James also enjoyed fishing and traveling with his wife and family.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.  James had a kind heart and soul and will truly be missed by all.

Surviving is his loving wife, Deena J. Russell of Angola, Indiana; sons, Bradly James Russell of Shakopee, Minnesota and Tyler Austin Russell of Decatur, Michigan; stepchildren, Bradley Wyatt and Elly Wyatt both of Angola, Indiana; sister, Robin (Rich) Barnett of Angola, Indiana; brother, WilliamEdward (Alexandra Crumb) Russell of Coloma, Michigan; and stepmother, Wendy Russell of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4-6 PM on Friday, November 11, 2022, at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be made to the family care of Deena Russell.


November 11, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Weicht Funeral Home
207 N West St.
Angola, IN 46703


To the family care of Deena Russell.


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