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Guestbook entries for Gregory Raymond Russell

Aunt Maureen, Greg and Thomas, Jim and I had a great time working with Uncle Greg last summer. He was such a hard worker! I found out how much I missed being around family. He was a great person who loved and talked about his family alot. Ann,Jim,Joseph and Colin

Jim and Kim Hogan
Dear Maureen, Jessie, Colleen, and Families, We are so saddened to hear of Greg's death. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Greg and I were inseparable as kids, and I will always count him among my dearest friends. After years of losing contact, we were so thrilled to get re-acquainted last year, and it was as though nothing had changed. I guess that's what true friends do. Godspeed My Friend. Jim

Dave & Deb Hogan
Jesse & Colleen, we were so sorry to hear about Greg's passing. Our family will certainly have you ,Colleen, his wife and children in our thoughts and prayers in the next few days as you go through this very difficult time. Greg almost seemed like another brother to me having spent many weekends with our family at the cottage or on the farm. Jesse, I also found myself close to you as I started to pursue my college career as a student at Grand Valley.

Lori Hastings
Dear Maureen, Greg, Thomas and Jessica, Our hearts go out to you, Greg was such a fun loving guy, we wish you many happy memories. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers! Dave and Lori and family

Roger & Wanita Stewart
Have always cherished memories from H.S. and will continue, sadness for all of you, and have warm thoughts of Maureen also, God Bless, Wanita and Roger

Tim and Maureen Spoelman
Dear Maureen, Jessie, Greg, Thomas and Colleen - Our prayers and thoughts are with you during these difficult days.

Jerry "Ernie" & Lisa Klein
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Your cherished memories will forever live in your hearts.

Duane and Linda Ford
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Jennie Mc Donald Kruszynski
Just sending our thoughts to you. We've known Greg since we were all kids. He was a special person and a special part of our lives. Please know that we are thinking of you and hold you in our prayers. Call if you need anything, Jennie and Mary McDonald

MAUREEN, We are very saddened to hear about Greg, Such fond memories of him in jr and sr high...You and your family our in our prayers and thoughts..

Joni Hradsky Pippel
Maureen, Was so sorry to hear the news about Greg. Have lots of good memories of Greg from school. You and your family are in my prayers.

Dee Carlson
Maureen and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Tom Stuthard
Maureen and Mrs. Russell, so sorry to hear the news about Greg. He was a classmate and friend. A memory that I have of Greg is riding with him in his first car. As we went down the road he would turn the ignition off and the car would backfire, scaring everyone within hearing range. It sounded like a small cannon being fired. Greg will be missed but I know he will have no more pain and suffering. My thoughts are extended to the entire Russell family during this difficult time.

Brenda (VanderVelde) Mecher
Maureen, I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Greg. I too have wonderful memories from school. Greg was such a fun person to be around and he had the greatest smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Kathy Kiefer
Words cannot express the loss that we feel. Greg was not only a wonderful person but a good friend. He will be greatly missed by all of us. The Kiefer Family Roger, Kathy, Jason, Lori and Kayla

Diane Hogan Chulski
Jesse and Colleen...So Sorry for your loss. Greg spent so much time at our house and cottage when we were kids. He and Jim got in to soooo many scrapes!He was a good brother and a son to be proud of.

Mike and Shelley Gillard
Maureen Our prayers go out to you and your family. Greg was a great person. My girls, Emma and Addison always liiked seeing Greg as he would always give them big hugs. And for me, I really enjoyed visiting Greg and discussing current issues and discussing his race car. He was really talented !! He will be missed ! Let us know if you need anything.

ed heiman
RIP my old freind

Steve & Sonja Patterson
Dear Maureen, Greg, Thomas & Jessica, Jessie and Colleen. So sorry for your loss! Greg was a great co worker and Friend! I will miss him dearly! I enjoyed so much his stories about his granddaughters the laughter in his voice and the sparkle in his eyes when he talked about them said it all!!!! Wonderful memories of a GREAT MAN!

Dave & Pam Lorentz
We will out good friend and always competitive racer. We will miss our "next door nieghbor" also. Remembering him always when we go racing. We will miss a woderful man. Until we see you again in Gods staging lanes, fairwell my friend, fairwell.

Bernie & Lori VanderPloeg
We offer our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Greg. We knew him from racing and could always look forward to his smiling face and great sense of humor. We will really miss him.

Keith and Marcy Shafer
Greg you will be missed. Prayers for the Russell family. Your racing friends at Shafer Racing.

Marilyn Hazen
Maureen - I was so sorry to hear of Greg's passing. I hope the love of family and friends bring you peace and comfort.

Mark Howard
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Greg will be missed so much! He was a great racer that always had a smile on his face. The Howard Family Mark, Annette and Tyler

Scott and Michelle Taylor
Our deepest sympathies to the family. Greg was such an amazing person and we feel lucky to have known. I am truly going to miss seeing him at the races and his good luck hugs we shared each week. Maureen, you and the family will be in our hearts and prayers now and always.

Ed & Tessa Warren
we are so sorry for your lose. Greg was a great racer. We will really miss him at the track.

David Minix
My thoughts and prayers for the Russell family.I will miss Greg he always had a smile and time to talk with me.

U.S. 131 Dragway Facebook Page
The members of the U.S. 131 Dragway Facebook page would like to express their extreme sorrow at the passing of Greg. Greg was a wonderful racer and a better man. We will all miss him. God Speed, Greg.

Jamie (Braspenninx) Etterman
Maureen, Greg, and Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I remember Greg being such a happy person, always willing to help. May the memories that you have get you through this difficult time. God Bless!

Teresa & John Carr
John & I wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you Maureen and your family. We thought the world of Greg. He will always be remembered as a guy with a great smile, quick whit and lot's of funny stories. Our Deepest Sympathy and prayers to you all.

Monte & Susan Morey
sending prayers

Michele VanderSchel
Maureen and family: Greg sounds like he was surrounded by love and friends and family during his life, I am so sad for all of you that his journey ended too soon. Please take comfort in each other and the legacy he has left.

Allen & Deb Bruischart
To Maureen and family, We are sorry to hear of your loss. We knew Greg as part of the 131 racing family. He was a great person and racer. May God stay near you all to give comfort and help you through this difficult time. Hugs to you all.