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Russell Gilmore

November 15, 1946 ~ December 26, 2018 (age 72)

Russell Gilmore was 72 years young of Boyne City died December 26, 2018. 

Born on November 15, 1946 in Boyne City and graduated from Boyne City High School in 1966.  Russell served as a sergeant first class in the US Army for 24 years.  He also served in the National Guard while working at Wolverine World Wide, making shoes.  He was also a part time police officer in Reed City.  On December of 2007 he married Janet R Munson of Boyne City.

Russell enjoyed the outdoors, he loved hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his family.  Later in life, Russell became an artist and enjoyed painting.

Survived by his wife Janet Gilmore;  son Russell (Rusty) Gilmore; three grandchildren Kayla, Jordan and Zachary; great grandson Ronin; six siblings, Vi Gilmore of Evert Michigan, Earl (Sandy) Gilmore of Mecosta Michigan, Charlie (E.J) Gilmore of Rodney Michigan, Elmer Gilmore of Boyne City Michigan, Edwin (Terry) Gilmore of Chippewa Lake Michigan, Donald Owens of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents; Grace Owens and Russell Crandel; twin brother Tommy Gilmore.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 at the East Jordan Community Church.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Boyne City American Legion or the Boyne City V.F.W.

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