Russell H. Korby

ALLOUEZ — Russell H. Korby, 82, of Allouez, passed away on March 1, 2018, at home with his family by his side.

He was born to Russell W. and Lydia E. (Kipina) Korby on February 22, 1936, in Allouez.

He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Anne Simpkins on March 27, 1959, in Savannah, Georgia.

Russell served 20 years in the United States Coast Guard, retiring in 1975. He attended Houghton High School, graduating with the Class of 1979.

In his retirement, he worked other jobs as well, including diamond drilling in Alaska, Mohawk Millwork and Milliken and Company in Georgia.

In his free time, he enjoyed riding his four-wheeler and his snowmobile during the winter.

Russell was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Gail Cronk.

Surviving are his wife, Anne; his children, Grier L. (Roseann Fontana) Korby of New Baltimore, Michigan and Lori (Terry) Laurie of Bumbletown; his grandchildren, Jamie and Jessie Laurie; his nephew, Mark (Ramona) Englund; and his nieces, Rachel (Andy) Walker, Lisa (Glenn) Jundt and Kathy (Eric) Moe.

As Russell requested, cremation has taken place and no public services will be held.

Online condolences may be left for the family at ericksoncrowleypeterson .com

The Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home in Calumet is assisting the family with arrangements.