Russell G. Anschuetz

Tawas City, Michigan
September 12, 1926 - November 26, 2018

Visitations

His family will welcome friends at the church for a time of visitation from 9:30 AM until the time of the service.

Service Location

Emanuel Lutheran Church

Services

Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mark Lindloff officiating.

Obituary Notice

Russell G. Anschuetz, a lifelong resident of Tawas City, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the Lakeview Manor Healthcare Center, age 92 years. Russell was born on September 12, 1926 in Tawas City to Theodore and Margaret (Fisher) Anschuetz. He proudly served our country during World War II stationed in the Pacific Area as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy. After his honorable separation from the military, Russell came home to Tawas and married Ruth (Haddix) on September 16, 1950. Together they celebrated almost 45 beautiful years of marriage until her passing in April of 1995. During his 30 year working career, Russell owned and operated his own heating and plumbing contracting business. He will always be remembered for his passion for hunting, baseball, snowmobiling, throwing horse shoes, and watching a variety of sports on television...most especially the Detroit Tigers! Russell coached Little League baseball for many years and his love for the sport was so, that he played softball till he was 80 years old! He hunted deer in his mid 80's and his last deer he shot was a beautiful eight point buck! Russell loved going for a ride every Friday with his best friend Mern Warner to their hunting camp to play pool and cards. He will truly be cherished and missed by all who knew and loved him! Russell is now survived by his children, Deann (David) Schirmer of Tawas City, Ruth Ann (Patrick) Tussey of San Diego, California, Gary (Sue) Anschuetz of Tawas City, and Nancy Jo (Peter) Anderson of Rochester Hills; grandchildren, Deana, Debbie, Israel, Erin, Lauren, Myles, step grandchild, Vickie; great grandchildren, David, Taylor, Jayden, Joel, Paige, Bailey, Daisy, and Ruby; sisters, Lillian Smith-Piechowiak of National City, Rose (Cecil) Warner of Tawas City, Grace (Orville) Revord of Tawas City, Joan (Gerald) Jordan of Turner, Joyce (Terry) Burke of Florida, and Alice (Larry) Finley of National City; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Along with being preceded in death by his wife, Russell is also preceded in death by his brothers Edward, John, Theodore Jr, and Kenneth; and a sister Mary Lou. Per his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mark Lindloff officiating. His family will welcome friends at the church for a time of visitation from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. He will be laid to rest immediately following the church service in the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery with full military honors. Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial contribution are encouraged to make a donation in Russell's name to the Emanuel Lutheran Church - specific to the Pre-School Playground Fund. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial contribution are encouraged to make a donation in Russell's name to the Emanuel Lutheran Church - specific to the Pre-School Playground Fund.

Cemetery

Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery

Condolences

Russ we who knew you will miss you very much. You enjoyed and lived life to the fullest and left your mark on this world with honor.
— Pam Armstead
A fantastic man always a smile he was loved by all that knew him...R,I,P.
— Patti and Dennis Whitford
Russell you will be missed. Dad and I loved the conversations we had at Lakeview and sure many more in Heaven.
— Linda Brown
I knew Russ through his grand daughters Deana and Debbie. I will always remember the Jeep rides around the property and Russ saying “Watch your hair!” as we drove under trees. Russ was a fun loving man and always had a smile. RIP Russ
Love
Wammers (Tammy) and Mike DeWyse
— Tammy DeWyse
What can I say, I knew Russ and Ruth all my life. I always loved to go in his garage with all the little baby food jars he had nailed the lids to the shelves and then put the little stuff in the glass jars and neatly screwed them to the lids. The garage was meticulous! And Ruth kept the house meticulous. They were wonderful neighbors and good friends to my parents. Both of these lovely people are now together in God's heaven waiting to greet us all when it is our turn to go home. God bless you all my dears and Russ and Ruth have found eternal peace after a life well lived. Love, Rose Marie
— Rose Shoemaker
Sympathy to the family. He surely will be missed.
— June M Groff

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