Russell C. Stevenson

Russell C. Stevenson, 51, of West Bend passed away Thurs-day, March 19, 2009 at his residence.

Russell was born on July 25, 1957 in Yankton, S.D. to Ben-jamin and Frieda (nee Kon-stanz) Stevenson. The family moved to Wisconsin in 1964. He attended West Bend High School. After high school, he spent 19 years in Jackson as a welder, then began working at Metalcraft in West Bend in 2005. He loved hunting and fishing with his brother on Little Cedar Lake until his health made it too difficult.

Russell is survived by his son Benjamin (special friend Sarah Hartwell) of West Bend, daughter Samantha (Mike) Lauber of Menasha and his mother Frieda. He is further survived by two grandsons, Rylan and Levi; friend Jeff Bauer, Aunt Sarah Rauscher, Uncle Ray Konstanz, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father and brother Scott.

A Memorial service will be on Monday, March 23, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend with Chaplain Cheryl Matusiak officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday, March 23 from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. Memorials are appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. 338-2050.www.phillipfuneralhome.com.