Russell H. Korby, age 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 in during the winters.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Gail Cronk.
Surviving are: Wife Anne
Children: Grier L. (Roseann Fontana) Korby of New Baltimore, MI
Lori (Terry) Laurie of Bumbletown
Grandchildren: Jamie and Jessie Laurie
Nephew: Mark (Ramona) Englund
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.