Russel Dean Yenser, 77, of Payne passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Van Wert County Hospital.
Russel was born in Van Wert County on October 5, 1937 a son of the late Frances Mae (Thatcher) and Forrest R Yenser.
Russ was a devout member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church; the Knights of Columbus and the Ohio Petroleum Assoc. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the Antwerp Exchange Bank. Russ farmed for many years along with co-owning C & Y Oil for 48 years. His friendly smile and love for his family will never be forgotten.
On August 29, 1959 Russ married Suzanne M Wetli.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Suzanne; children, Rhonda J (Kenneth) Stabler of Payne & Timothy P (Cynthia) of Antwerp; siblings, Nancy Messman of Fort Wayne & David (Marjorie) of Payne; grandchildren, Jacob (Suzanne), Isaac (Amber) & Lydia Yenser and Libby & Brady Stabler; step grandchildren, John (Jenelle Wilson) Rindahl, Melissa (Kris) Richhart; great granddaughter, Campbell Yenser; 2 step great grandchildren, Chase Pack & McKenna Richhart.
Russ was also preceded in death by his brothers, Bill & George "Dick" & daughter-in-law, Jacqueline.
Funeral Mass is at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne, at 10 am on Friday, July 10th.
Viewing is Thursday, 2-8 pm and Friday, 9-9:30 am at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.
The Rosary will be recited Thursday, 8 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne.
He will be laid to rest at St John The Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS OR OTHER TRIBUTES Russ's family asks that you make memorial contributions to Divine Mercy Catholic School Endowment Fund or for Masses.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com