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Russell J. Sturdivant

1954 - 2021



     Russell (Russ) J. Sturdivant, 67 of Menasha passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh.

     Russ was born on April 6, 1954 in Escanaba, MI, son of the late Vern and Betty (Guimond) Sturdivant.  He graduated from Escanaba High School with the class of 1982.  On February 12, 1977 he married Kathy Topping in Green Bay.  Russ served in the United States Army for twenty-one years and was honorably discharged in 1999.  He loved woodworking and shooting.  Russ was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He was a very active member of Highland Crest Baptist Church.  Russ was courageous, funny, and enjoyed terrorizing his grandchildren.

     Survivors include his wife, Kathy; four daughters, Jamie Sturdivant and Eli Derenne, Jenn Sturdivant, Jessica Ann Sturdivant and Bobbi Jo (Coty) Nowak; four granddaughters, Lillian Sturdivant, Madalyn Duncan, McKenna Sturdivant and Bayleigh Sturdivant; one grandson, Daniel Meshigaud; two sisters, Donna (Ron) Faccio and Vivian (Jerry) Ketchem; five sisters-in-law, Debbie Topping, Phoebe (Joe) Hyde and Cheryl (Darrell) Wise, Selena Kydd and Liz Cook; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

     Russ was also preceded in death by one son, Mark Anthony Sturdivant; two grandchildren, Baby Nowak and Baby Derrene; three brothers, Ralph Cook, Bob Cook and Jim Cook; one sister, Mary Wilbur; two brothers-in-law, Vince Topping and Ken Topping.

     The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Highland Crest Baptist Church, 1830 Military Avenue, Green Bay.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 11, 2021 at Highland Crest Baptist Church, 1830 Military Avenue, Green Bay.  Officiating at the service will be Pastor Chad Hertler.

     Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared on his tribute page at www.lyndahl.com.

     The family would like t to extend a special thank you to the staff at Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh, for their care and compassion shown towards Russ and his family.

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mary Huempfner

June 12, 2021 3:35 PM

we are sorry to hear of Russ passing our condolence and prayers go out to your family 
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June 11, 2021 12:20 PM

I'll never forget how kind you were to me when my parents were not there for me. You and your family always had my back when I needed it most. The world was better because you were in it.

Ethel Raplinger

June 9, 2021 9:47 AM

Donna and Vivian and to your families! GODS Blessings 🙏🙏 to each of you! May your brother rest  in peace with our Lord and Saviors

larry everson

June 8, 2021 10:06 PM

Brother Russ, I'll see you in Heaven, My sister Kathy I am praying for you and your family, you have my deepest sympathy . Larry Everson

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