Russell LeRette

Obituary of Russell Dale LeRette

Russell Dale “Russ” LeRette 1950-2020 Russell “Russ” Dale LeRette passed away on November 17, 2020 in Savannah, Missouri at the age of 70. Russell was born on March 22, 1950 in Atlantic, Iowa to Dick and Ethel Mae LeRette. He graduated in 1968 from South Harrison High in Bethany, Missouri and later attended classes at Missouri Western State College in Saint Joseph. Russell married his best friend Debbie in 1974. He began working for Blueside Tannery in 1983 where he remained until retirement. Russell enjoyed spending time with his family, walking, and watching football. Russell is survived by his wife of 46 years, Deborah (née Langlais); daughters Trisha, Tracy Gerstner (Matthew); son Bryan (Emily); two brothers and one sister: Jim (Sherry), Roger, and Janie; six grandchildren: Madison, Andrew, Chance, Ella, Elena and Charles as well as numerous other family and friends. A private ceremony for immediate family members only will be held Saturday, November 21st at Horigan Chapel at Mount Olivet Cemetery in St. Joseph at 10:30 AM. A graveside interment will immediately follow for those who wish to attend. Masks and 6-feet social distancing are strictly required. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation online at Arrangements under the directions of Simplify Cremations & Funerals. Online guestbook and obituary at
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