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Date of Birth: March 09, 1936

Date of Death: July 22, 2021

On Thursday, July 22, 2021 Russ Emch, loving husband and father of two, passed away at the age of 85. Russ was born on March 9th, 1936 in Plato MN, to Clarence and Ella Emch. He grew up on a dairy farm in Plato and Glencoe MN, and graduated from Glencoe High School in 1953. He joined the US Navy and served on the USS Princeton in the Pacific Fleet. On November 3rd, 1956, he was married to the love of his life, Marilyn Schlauderaff. They had two children together, Rosemary and Andrew. He graduated from the Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, MN in the electronics field, and was employed by various electronics companies for the majority of his working life. In 1968, Russ and his family move to Riverton, Wyoming. Russ loved Riverton for its small town atmosphere and wide open spaces. His hobbies were snowmobiling, tending to his lawn and working on stock cars with his friends. Russ moved to Phoenix, AZ in 2010, where he lived until his death. He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence and his mother Ella. He is survived by his wife Marilyn and two children, Rosemary (Rob) and Andrew (Georgia), his brother Ken (Lois), and his sister Eileen. He has 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandsons, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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