Russell Howard Green, age 89, of Columbia City, passed away October 29, 2021 at Miller’s at Oak Pointe, Columbia City. Mr. Green was born near Churubusco, Indiana on September 20, 1932 to the late Grover and Zella (Bice) Green. He graduated from Huntertown High School in 1950 and honorably served his country in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. In 2010, he married the love of his life, Betty Treece-Green and she preceded him in death in 2021. He was a union journeyman and spent 20 years in the printing business owning and operating printing companies.. Russell loved to hunt and fish and ride his motorcycle in his younger days. He was an avid fisherman, Indianapolis Colts fan, and he loved gardening. As he grew older, he learned how to work with wood and make wood carvings. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, American Legion and VFW.
He is survived by:
Son, Jerry and Chris Green of South Whitley.
Son, Tracy and Rose Green of South Whitley.
Son, Kent Green.
Step daughter, Kathy and Dave Steiss of Columbia City.
Four grandchildren: Michael and Cindy Green of North Manchester; Corey Green of Shipshewana; Christy Green of South Whitley and Holly Green of Fort Wayne.
Sister, Ruth Egolf of North Manchester.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ben Green and Wallace Green and a sister, Evelyn Frye.
Graveside services and military honors will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 2:00PM at Riverview Cemetery near Churubusco.