George Russell 'Russ' Colegrove, 93

George Russell “Russ” Colegrove, 93, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at his home in Grand Junction, surrounded by his family.

Russ was born in Billings, Mont., on Feb. 18, 1925, to Raymond and Lois (Warrant) Colegrove. He graduated from Otsego High School and served in the United States Army Air Corp during World War II and in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.

After World War II, Russ attended Michigan State College. He had worked at Valley Metal Products and several architectural and engineering companies as a mechanical engineer. Russ retired from Tower, Pinkster & Titus in 1998. He completed his college degree in organizational management at age 78.

Russ had a reputation of being able to fix anything and was affectionately called Mr. Fix-It by many of those at Warner Camp and Warner University where he enjoyed volunteering his time and talents.

Russ also enjoyed fishing, carpentry, deer hunting and spending time with his family.

On Jan. 26, 1952, at the Otsego Church of God, he married Beverly Gregory who survives. Also surviving are his daughters, Linda (Randy) Donaldson, Karen (David) Sutton and Sharon (Thomas) Woods; son Gregory (Laura) Colegrove; grandchildren, Matthew Donaldson, Emily (Brad) Brocklehurst, Sara Donaldson, Phil (Bianca) Woods, Drew (Melanie) Woods, Brandon Sutton, Scott (Emma) Colegrove and Christopher Russell Colegrove; and great-grandchildren, Isabel and Abigail Brocklehurst and Isaac Russell Woods.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Harry, Tom and Dave.

Friends visited with the family Monday, Jan. 14, at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service was at 11a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Otsego Church of God with Pastor Timothy Foreman officiating with Pastor Stephen Burrow and Pastor Steve Starks. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Plainwell.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Russ may be made to Warner Camp or Wings of Hope Hospice. Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

 

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