County Seat Newspaper
of Clare County

Robert D. Russell, Jr.

July 25, 1970 – September 20, 2023


Robert D. Russell Jr., of Clinton, MI, age 53, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on September 20, 2023, in Clinton, MI.

He was born the son of Robert Sr. and Terry (Zook) Russell on July 25, 1970, in Clare, MI. On August 19, 1993, he married Carolyn Studey, and she survives.

Robert loved camping, hunting, fishing, and rock hounding. He proudly served in the United States Army as a Military Police Officer for six years. He did tours in Honduras, Germany, and Albania. After his discharge from the Army, he became a Corrections Officer for 14 years. During that time, he went back to college and obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and became a Nursing Home Administrator.

Most of all he was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and grandfather. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Ian (Tessa) Russell and their daughter, Charlotte, Jared (Kendra Eggert) Russell, Brandon Russell, Riley Russell, Kiersten Russell, and Liam Russell. He is also survived by his brothers, John (Patty) Russell and Aaron (Carly) Russell. Robert was preceded in death by his son, Mathias Russell.

The family received friends at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea on Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 12-1:00 p.m. The funeral service took place at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A private burial will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family.