Russell Sargent

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died January 18, 2009

Russell J. Sargent, age 82, of 7549 County #426 M.5 Road; Gladstone (Gross area of Escanaba Twp.) passed away on Sunday, January 18th, 2009 at home surrounded by many family members.
Russ was born October 29th, 1926 in Niagara, Wisconsin, the son of Russell A. and Viola (Preaseau) Sargent and subsequently lived in Sagola, Michigan with his parents. At age eight, the family relocated to Spaulding and Russ attended the Powers-Spaulding Schools. Since he was thirteen years old, he worked with his father in the coal and forest products named

0 Tributes for “Russell Sargent

    Having lost my father recently, I am so sorry to learn that you father has passed as well. I was indeed lucky to know some of his children – Karen, Pat, Jim, Beth & Julie. My deepest sympathy.
    Kristine Rivers Larsen
    Vacaville, CA

    On the wall by my desk at work is a picture of Uncle Russ and Dad with two other deer hunters, all dressed in plaid wool. Four huge bucks are hanging on the pole behind them. As I look at the picture right now I can’t help but smile thinking of the four of them reunited, probably dressed in plaid wool and probably working on filling up the buck pole.

    Dave Kass
    Hancock, MI

    To the Family and Friends of Uncle Russ.

    He has put on invisibility.
    Dear Lord I cannot see –
    but this I know,
    although the road ascends
    and passes from my site,
    that there will be no night;
    that you will take him gently by the hand
    and lead him on
    along the road of life that never ends,
    and he will find it is not death but dawn.
    I do not doubt that you are there as here,
    and you will hold him dear.
    Dear Lord I thank you for the faith that frees,
    the love that knows it cannot lose its own;
    the love that, looking through the shadows, sees
    that you and he and I are ever one.
    by James Dillet Freeman

    I hope this peom offers you comfort at this time. Diane Fleetwood and Family

    Diane M. Fleetwood
    Traverse City , MI

    Dear Sargent family, I won’t be coming to Michigan for Russ’s funeral. Bernard is in a rehab center right now healing a compression fracture in his spine. At the same time he is undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer. I don’t feel I can leave him. I’m so sad to know Russ is gone. I am thinking of all you. Love, Mary Joy

    Mary Joy Peterson
    Cadott, WI

    I was very sad to see that my best friends dad had passed away. I have the best memories of going up the hill to hang out with Tom (Cortez). The whole Sargeant family was like a second family to me as a kid. I appreciate every one of you all. Dirt, Heado, Ching, Russ, Betz, Karen, Marla I know he must be happy to be with Carol but missing you all.

    I will try to come and see you all today.


    Steve Theoret
    Escanaba, MI

    Dear Sargent Family, I,m so sorry for your loss,
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Christine Novak
    Traverse City , MI

    To the family and friends of our

    Dearest Uncle Russ; we both want to extend our sympathies, prayers and thoughts, now and always. Deb and I will light a vigil candle at St Patricks here in Anchorage and reflect on our fondest of memories and prayer.

    Deborah Fleetwood and Ann Fleetwood.

    I just loved Uncle Russ . . it wasn’t a day before his passing I had dreamed of Aunt Cully. I now feel this visit a warm sign that she must have been calling for him, as I cannot remember the dream nor ever having her blessed presence in any of my dreams.

    Uncle Russell was like none other, a smile that ran from shoulder to shoulder with genuine humor and warmth from conversation’s beginning to end. A kind and gentle man in a larger than life stature. Fond memories like none other, the station wagons, the picnics, and maple nut ice cream….the coal truck gasing up or delivering and running out to give Russ Senior warm cookies.

    I loved that Uncle Russ made his grandchildren warm cookies – Cookie Grandpa!

    Ann F. Fleetwood
    Anchorage, AK

    I wil alway remember how nice your parents were to my friends, Jan and Lonnie. They took us to Fayette and Roseys for lunch. They were so much fun! We will miss them.

    Sharon and Larry Huff
    Huntington Beach, CA

    I remember visiting Russ and Carol as a young girl. Russ showed me how their dog Max would count for cookies. I remember there being so much love in their house and I always felt welcome.

    Paula Eyerly
    Cadott, WI

    We are thinking and praying for you at this difficult time. Will always remember Russ and Carol with Mom and Dad. They always had a good time when they were together. I suppose they are all having a good time again.

    Chuck and Karen Wilt and Westley
    Ottumwa, IA

    Dear Sargent Family,

    Please accept my sincere sympathy in the passing of your father. When I saw his picture I thought that he hadn’t changed much in the many years since I’d last seen him, he always had that grin as I recall. When he was working for Fairmont he delivered to the Nahma General Store where my father was manager and he and Russ got to be good friends. My mother was orginally from Hermansville and I remember on Sundays when we’d be visiting my grandparents there we’d sometimes stop in Spalding if your parents were visiting also. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

    Joanie (Sefcik) Grimes
    Anderson, IN

    Dear Sargent Family,

    I’m sorry for your loss. I am not sure if you will remember me but I spent many days as a grade school kid playing at your house with Julie and the other kids. I remember going with the family on Saturday mornings in the station wagon to get the weekly groceries and eating bologna sandwiches with all the Sargent kids at the picnic type table in the kitchen. Your Mom and Dad were always so much fun to be around.

    May God Bless you all!

    Vicki Winchester Lenca
    Menominee, MI

    Dear Karen and Betsy – I am so sorry to hear of the death of your dad. It sounds like he was a great guy who enjoyed his life and his family and that means so much. I hope you are able to find comfort in having a close family. My thoughts are with you.

    Mary Zimmermann Robitaille
    Iron Mountain, MI

    To the entire Sargent family, I offer my deepest condolences on your loss. Tom was a dear friend of mine and he often spoke lovingly of “Cul” & “Doan” and all of his wonderful family. May he rest in peace.

    Brian Peterson
    Valley Village, CA

    To my Uncle Russ,

    I had tried to visit you between October and December a few times. I rang the bell but no answer. I was so happy and appreciate the fact that you stood up for me for my confirmation! It ment a lot. I know you are with Aunt Cul and are in a better place than we are. All my prayers go to you and your family at this time! You will always be one of my favorite uncles. I will never forget visiting you and Aunt Cul. You will always be in my memories!

    Robert Fleetwood
    Gladstone, MI

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