Obituary for Russell Chester

Russell Chester, 94, of Wakeman, passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. He was born March 10, 1921 in Avon, Ohio and has lived in Wakeman since 1957. He was a graduate of Avon High School and received a Bachelors degree in Economics from Baldwin-Wallace College. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He was shot down and was a Prisoner of War at Stalag 17B in Austria for a little more than two years. He was active with the Barbed Wire Buckeyes ...
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Russell Chester, 94, of Wakeman, passed away on Saturday January 23, 2016 at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky. He was born March 10, 1921 in Avon, Ohio and has lived in Wakeman since 1957. He was a graduate of Avon High School and received a Bachelors degree in Economics from Baldwin-Wallace College. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. He was shot down and was a Prisoner of War at Stalag 17B in Austria for a little more than two years. He was active with the Barbed Wire Buckeyes, which was an Ohio POW group. Following the war he worked for American Airlines for over 25 years. In his retirement years he worked with his wife at Chester's Tax Service in Wakeman. He enjoyed horses and was a past president of the Ohio Palomino Horse Association and also past president of the Golden American Saddlebred Horse Association. He is survived by his son Russell (Pam) Chester, Jr., of Medina, Megan Pickett, of New London, three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by parents Albert and Stella Chester, his wife Betty, siblings, Marjorie Prindle, William, and Albert Chester Jr. Friends and relatives may call on Saturday February 6, from 11:00 am until the time of services at 2:00 pm at the Morman Funeral Home, 16 Cooper Street, Wakeman. Burial will follow at Wakeman Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at mormanfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions may be made to the Red Cross or the Huron County Humane Society.
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