HOUSTON, MN - Russell C. Sather, 85, of Houston, MN died on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Valley View Nursing Home in Houston.
Russell Clayton Sather was born on April 21, 1933, in Morris, MN to Ralph and Clara (Morseth) Sather. He attended school in Herman, MN and graduated from Morris Agricultural School. Russell served in the U.S. Army in Germany from February 1954, to November 1955. He was united in marriage to Eileen Hahn on September 29, 1956, in Houston. Russell and Eileen lived in Minneapolis, MN and Southeastern Minnesota until settling in Houston, MN with their two daughters in 1965. He worked many jobs over the years. For the last many years Russell drove bus for Valley View Healthcare and Rehab. In his spare time, Russell enjoyed fishing, reading, scrapping and joke telling. He was a member of the Arnet - Sheldon American Legion Post in Houston and the Olmsted County Historical Society.
Russell is survived by two daughters: Esther (Jeffrey) Oldenburg of Jackson, MN and Ruthanne (Tab) Lindback of Minneapolis, MN; four grandchildren: Kristen and Aaron Oldenburg, and Marissa and Chad Lindback; and by a sister, Barbara (Bernie) Jahn and a sister-in-law, Carol Sather.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Eileen; sister, Sylvia; and brother, Chuck.
The family prefers memorials directed to the Arnet - Sheldon American Legion Post in Houston.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018, at Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Houston with the Reverend Linda McPeak officiating. Burial will be in the Stone Church Cemetery in Houston. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Houston and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the church.
Leave a memory of Russell and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
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My sympathy to the family and sister, Barb.
Sincere sympathy to our family. Was so nice to have met Russell & many family member the year we visited. Love Lawrence & Shirley Arneson
Dear Esther, Ruthanne and families, I am so very sad to hear about your dad and grandpa. He was so very proud of all of you, and would love to share stories. You have been through so much and my prayers and thoughts are with you. We have so many memories. Heidi Hein
Esther, Ruthanne and Family, Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all, your Dad always had a joke to brighten your day. RIP Russell. Arvid & Kay Nelson
So sorry for your loss.
Sending you all hugs and strength during this difficult time. I am certain that he has found a new audience for his jokes in Heaven, and is happy to be reunited with Eileen. Love, Marietta and Rick McLeod
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