Russell D. Okuley

March 1, 1945-June 3, 2019

Russell David Okuley, age 74, of Findlay, and formerly of New Bavaria, died Monday evening, June 3, 2019, at Fox Run Manor, Findlay.

His legacy … Russ was born March 1, 1945, to Lester and Mildred (Collins) Okuley in Defiance. He graduated from Holgate High School in 1963, and then proceeded to work at General Motors as a millwright for the next 30 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria. He was married to Virginia Johnston from 1964-85. On Nov. 21, 2012, he married Alene K. Renz. Russ was on the New Bavaria Volunteer Fire Department and he enjoyed antique tractors of all kinds.

His family … He is survived by his wife, Alene; sons, Gary (Sandy) Okuley, Defiance, John (Tricia) Okuley, Ashville, Ohio, Scott Okuley, Ashville, Ohio, and Jeremy (Renae) Okuley, Defiance; four grandchildren, Paige, Owen, Nova and India; and sisters, Eloise Kreuz, Buffalo, New York, Vivian Beerbower, Defiance, and Winifred Mangas, Florida.

Russ was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia, and his brother, Edward.

His farewell services … Friends will be received in the Zachrich Family Funeral Home, 114 William St., Holgate, Thursday from 4-8 p.m. We will welcome everyone at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria, Friday, June 7, 2019, at 10 a.m., with the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Contributions made in Russell’s memory can be made to the New Bavaria Volunteer Fire Department.

Please visit ZachrichFuneralHome.com to leave online condolences.

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