Russell Henry Boothroyd, 98
March 24, 1919 ó May 4, 2016
Russell Henry Boothroyd, 98, died May 4, 2016, at The Kathy Hospice in West Bend.
The son of Grant Clair and Emma Boothroyd, Russ was born March 24, 1918, in Janesville, where he grew up. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II. Most of his working life he was in the personnel department of the Wisconsin Telephone Co.
Russ was pre-deceased by his wife of 65 years, Marie (Westphal) and his brother, Claude. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Anna-Mae (Near); two daughters, Susan (Norman) Loomer of Ripon and Barbara (Jeffry) Terry of Howell, Michigan; four grandchildren, David (Lesley) Loomer, Jonathan (Lisa) Loomer, Kathryn (Paul) Hauser and Bradley (Trisha) Terry; and four great-grandsons, Michael, Ryan and JJ Loomer, and Bennett Terry. He is also survived by Anna-Maeís five children, 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Russ and Marie (and then Russ and Anna-Mae) enjoyed travel and an extended family. When Russ retired he and Marie moved to Bella Vista, Arizona, where they lived for nine years. Then they moved back to Wisconsin to live at Cedar Ridge in West Bend. Russ was an active member of the Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church in West Bend. A memorial service to celebrate Russís life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 13, at Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church (323 S. Fifth Ave., West Bend). Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Inurnment will be at Milton Lawns Memorial Park in Janesville at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church or Cedar Community in Russellís name.
A special thank you to the nurses and staff at The Kathy hospice for all their help and care.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Russellís arrangements. Additional information and online guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.