Russell W. Watkins joined his Lord and savior on July 27, 2013 at the age of 51.

Lifelong friend and dearest husband of Diana (nee Shelley). Beloved and caring father of David (Janice), Matthew (Sarah), Christopher and Samantha. Loving grandpa of Harper. Russ is further survived by his sister, Debbie; his niece, Brianna; and his nephew, Cory. Russ will also be greatly missed by many other relatives and friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, Aug. 5 from 4-6:45 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2665 North St. East Troy. A service will take place at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to ALS Association Wisconsin Chapter-Care Services.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Amy and the entire staff of Heartland Hospice for the care they provided to Russ in his final days.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services assisted the family, 930 Main St. (Hwy. ES), Mukwonago, (262) 363-7126.

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