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Russell C. Wampler
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Obituary for Russell C. Wampler

Russell C. Wampler, age 73, of Plymouth (formerly of Reedsville), passed away on Thursday (May 24, 2018) at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls surrounded by loving family.

He was born in New Holstein, WI on July 26, 1944, a son of the late Ernest and Lucille (Thede) Wampler.

Russell attended Kewaskum High School where he excelled in football, basketball, cross county and music. He graduated in 1961.

In 1965 he married Sandy Wodack at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kiel. She preceded him in death on September 6, 2005.

In March 2006, he married Penny Bruggink. She preceded him in death on August 10, 2016.

In his younger years he worked the Pipeline, installed telephones, and worked his way into the engineering department at GTE where he retired in 1997.

He played basketball in the Plymouth City League, was a founding member of the Sundown Coon Hunters Club, and a current member of the Branch River Riders in Manitowoc.

Russell enjoyed making people laugh, playing cards, working with the foals every spring, and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his Three Daughters: Lisa (Dennis) Bouvat of Plymouth, Vicki Gravatt (Mark Losson) of Plymouth, Rebecca Wampler of Plymouth; One Step-Son: Chad (Beth) Heinen of Oostburg; Six grandchildren: Bryan Bouvat, Lauren (Shawn) Burkhardt , Alex Gravatt, Millie-Kay Dyke, Olivia and Brynnly Heinen; Two sisters: Beverly (Bob) Wildgrube of DePere and Karen (Jack) Barlement of Manitowoc; Sister-in-law: Wendy (Dan) Boll of Kiel; and Brother-in-law: Norris Jergensen of North Carolina.

Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his parents; both wives; One brother: Victor (Nancy) Wampler; and One Sister: Darlene Jergensen.

Following Russell’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

A Celebration of Russell’s Life will be held on Thursday (June 7, 2018) from 3:00 - 6:00 P.M. at Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth, with a Prayer Service and sharing of stories and memories taking place at 6:00 P.M. Father Wayne Bittner will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Russell’s name.


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Visitation

Thursday

7

Jun

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Suchon Funeral Home

1317 State Road 67
Plymouth, WI 53073

Service

Thursday

7

Jun

6:00 PM
Suchon Funeral Home

1317 State Road 67
Plymouth, WI 53073

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