Randall E. Russell

Randall E. Russell, 66, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Sunday, October 23, 2022  in Traverse City, MI while on a family vacation.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 29, 2022 at Queen of All Saints Catholic Church, 606 S. Woodland Ave., Michigan City, IN with  Rev. Robert Sprott officiating. Private burial will take place in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Friday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN and from 10:15 am - 11:00 am Saturday at the Queen of All Saints Catholic Church Legacy Center.


He was born February 3, 1956 in Michigan City, IN to the late Charles and Louise (Kahn) Russell. On August 16, 1986 in Michigan City, IN he married Patricia Glancy who survives in Michigan City, IN.


Also surviving are his daughter, Abby (Kevin) Collyard of Portage, IN; son, Robert (Shaye) Russell of Grand Haven, MI; granddaughter, Riley Collyard; two brothers, Thomas (Penny) Russell and Charles Russell, both of Michigan City, IN; mother-in-law, Doris Glancy of Michigan City, IN; two sisters-in-law, Susan (John) Harmon of Michigan City, IN and Kathy (Charles) Sass of West Palm Beach, FL; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.


He was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Bob Glancy.


Randall retired as the superintendent of the Michigan City Department of Water Works after 46 years of service. He was a member of Queen of All Saints Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening, golfing and yard work. Randall was an avid Notre Dame, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. He was passionate about the water supply industry and received the following awards: Indiana Section American Water Works Association Water Level Award - 1999; John H. Hurty Service Award - 2000; West Shore Water Producers Association Emmett Sutliff Fellowship Award - 2002; Leadership La Porte County - 2002; Life member American Water Works Association 2005; Indiana Section American Water Works Association Hoosier Crew Award - 2013 and the George Warren Fuller Award - 2020.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Indiana Section AWWA - Water For People, PO Box 127, Brownsburg, IN 46112 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

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