WAUKESHA

Russell J. Biegemann

April 23, 1922 - Sept. 3, 2007

Russell J. Biegemann, 85, of Waukesha, died Monday, Sept. 3, 2007, at LindenGrove in Waukesha. He was born April 23, 1922, in the town of Genesee, to Arthur and Jessie (nee Stillwell) Biegemann.

During the 1940s, he was a cab driver in Waukesha. On Nov. 15, 1947, he married the former Aubrey Harris in Rockford, Ill. He owned his own truck and drove for various trucking companies including Butterfield, Spancrete and Graf Trucking. He also was a mechanic at Hopson Oil. Russell loved to travel and after retiring they spent many winters at a home in Bradenton Beach, Fla., and in later years at Alamo, Texas, before returning to live in Wisconsin. He attended Elmbrook Church in Brookfield and First United Methodist Church in Waukesha.

Russell will be sadly missed by his children, James Biegemann of Waukesha, Elizabeth Crowley of Phoenix, Sandy Schlesner of Waukesha and Jeffrey (Connie Marie) Biegemann of Sullivan. He was the dear grandfather of Frank Fiore, Amy and Holly Biegemann, Jack Krebs, Adam and Holly Clark, Rick (Lisa) Schlesner and Laurie (Clyde) Werner and the beloved great-grandfather of Roby and Thomas Schlesner and Kyle Werner. He is further survived by his brothers, Leroy Biegemann of Pewaukee and Jesse Biegemann of Palymra; sister, Mahala Rankin of Pewaukee; special friend, Florence Pierson; daughter-in-law, Maria Fiore; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Aubrey, on Aug. 15, 1999; son, John Biegemann; stepson, Samuel Fiore; as well as his parents.

Visitation will take place from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial of cremated remains will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at Prairie Home Cemetery. Please meet at the cemetery office.

Memorials in Russellís name may be made to the charity of the donorís choice.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035, or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.